Dr. SUKIJOON YOON
Sukjoon Yoon is a Navy Captain, Republic of Korea Navy (retired), and is currently a senior fellow of the Korea Institute for Military Affairs (KIMA). Before joining KIMA, Captain Yoon’s more than thirty-five years of commissioned service included thirteen years at sea as a principle surface warfare officer and several command and staff appointments. He has been director of maritime strategy studies at the Naval War College, commanding officer of the ROKS WONSAN, chief of policy analysis section and director of policy division, ROKN Headquarters.
He graduated of the Naval Academy class of 1976 and of the commander’s corse of the Naval War College in Korea. He holds a MA in Chinese politics from the National Defense University, Taiwan and a Ph. D in Chinese military affairs from SPAIS, Bristol University, United Kingdom. His academic works focus on military strategy, maritime/naval strategy, maritime security and Chinese military modernization, and his recent publications include “Establishing a Maritime Security Joint-Force Partnership Between the Republic of Korea Navy and the Korean Coast Guard,” in Ian Bowers and Collin Koh, ed., al. Grey and White Hulls: An International Analysis of the Navy-Coastguard Nexus (London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2019); “US Interests Are Not Served by Making a Scapegoat of South Korea,” The Diplomat, January 29, 2020; “Make Way for South Korea's Underwater Drones,” The Diplomat, February 19, 2020; “From Confrontation to Conflict between China and Taiwan: Major Challenges for Taiwan’s Counter Strategy,” The Korean Journal of Defense Analysis, Vol. 32, No. 3, September 2020.