Alexandre Mansourov

Alexandre Mansourov

Adjunct Professor
Korea Studies


  • Asia
  • Energy and Security
  • Nuclear Power
  • Strategic and Security Issues
  • International Relations

Background and Education

Alexandre Mansourov is a specialist in Northeast Asian security, politics, and economics, focusing primarily on the Korean peninsula, teaching as an adjunct professor at the John Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies and at the Security Studies program at Georgetown University. He is also serving as Founding Member of the US National Committee on North Korea and Senior Associate of the Nautilus Institute. He worked as Professor of Security Studies at the College of Security Studies of the Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies from October 2001 to January 2008. Dr. Mansourov received his PhD in Political Science from Columbia University in New York, BA in International Relations from the Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO) in Moscow, Russia, and Advanced Diploma in Korean studies from the Kim Il Sung National University in Pyongyang, DPRK.

Dr. Mansourov has broad research interests ranging from the defense, foreign and domestic policies of two Korean states, China, Japan, Russia, Mongolia, and Taiwan to comparative political and economic development in Northeast Asia, proliferation of WMD, IT revolution, and the impact of globalization and revolution in military affairs on security dynamics in Northeast Asia. He is also a specialist on post-conflict stabilization and reconstruction, as well as humanitarian assistance and disaster relief with on the ground experience in Indonesia, Cambodia, Malaysia, Thailand, and Brunei. Dr. Mansourov has done consultancy work related to Korean affairs and SSTR/HADR for corporate and government clients in the United States, Republic of Korea, Australia, and Japan.

2015-02-26 00:00:00 
Fall 2017 
This course exa...
This course examines critical issues facing policymakers in and around North Korea and has three purposes. The first is to provide students with a better understanding of the place and role of North Korea in the international system, its people and elites, institutions and ideas, to analyze DPRK’s relations with four great powers, focusing on nuclear politics and humanitarian concerns, as well as to give students a better grasp of various actors, their goals and motivations, policy issues and stakes, and policymaking processes in North Korea. In addition, students will explore the dynamics of the inter-Korean relations and consider the problems of nation-building, politics of competitive legitimation, and the question of Korean unification. The second purpose is for students to develop critical thinking and analytical tradecraft skills so that they can produce high quality analytical products for various types of consumers, using open source data and structured analytical techniques. The third purpose is for students to learn and practice the leadership skills required for domestic interagency coordination, multinational coalition-building, and international bargaining, which are part and parcel of any crisis management and resolution process on the Korean peninsula.

09-05-2017 to 12-11-2017 | Th 06:00 PM - 08:30 PM