Scott A. Snyder

Council on Foreign Relations

Scott A. Snyder is senior fellow for Korea studies and director of the program on U.S.-Korea policy at the Council on Foreign Relations.

Previously, Snyder was a senior associate in the international relations program of The Asia Foundation, where he founded and directed the Center for U.S.-Korea Policy. From 2000 to 2004, he served as Korea representative of The Asia Foundation in Seoul.

Snyder has also served as program officer in the research and studies program of the U.S. Institute of Peace, and as acting director of the Asia Society's contemporary affairs program.

Snyder is the co-editor of North Korea in Transition: Politics, Economy, and Society; and the editor of Middle-Power Korea: Contributions to the Global Agenda, Global Korea: South Korea's Contributions to International Security, and The U.S.-South Korea Alliance: Meeting New Security Challenges.

Featured Work

Protest against now-impeached South Korean President Park Geun-hye in Seoul, October 2016. CREDIT: <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/tkazec/30021968224/">Teddy Cross</a><a href="https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/"> (CC)</a>

JAN 25, 2017 Podcast

Instability on the Korean Peninsula and the Trump Administration

North Korea is one of the most serious security risks facing the new U.S. administration and South Korea has a political vacuum at the ...

MAY 20, 2016 Podcast

Threats and Opportunities on the Korean Peninsula

"Simply put, North Korea still needs to go a long way to achieve sophisticated levels of mid- to long-range nuclear missiles," declares Consul General Gheewan ...

APR 28, 2003 Article

Feature Articles from Inprint Newsletter (2001–2004): Response to "Instead of Reconcilation, A Widening Gulf"

Japanese Prime Minister Koizumi’s decision to visit Pyongyang last September in response to the daring overtures of his counterpart Kim Jong Il led to ...