This work is supported by the Ministry of Education of the Republic of Korea and the National Research Foundation of Korea (NRF-2019S1A5B5A07106479) and is currently under review at a reputable university press.
This work is intended for application to the European Research Council (ERC) Starting Grants between January 12-March 9, 2021. The potential host institution is WZB Berlin Social Science Center (Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin für Sozialforschung).

PEER-REVIEWED (published)

  • Asian PerspectiveJune Park and Troy Stangarone. “Trump’s America First Policy in Global and Historical Perspectives: Implications for US–East Asian Trade.” Asian Perspective 43, no. 1 (2019): 1-34. DOI: 10.1353/apr.2019.0000

PEER-REVIEWED (under review)

  • June Park. “COVID-19, Contactless Economy and the Acceleration of Tech Wars: The U.S.-China Race for Supremacy in Artificial Intelligence Enforcing South Korea-Japan Chip Wars.” Under review, special issue, Asian Studies Review.
This paper is an outcome of the Korea Foundation-IAFOR project, 'Japan and Korea in China-U.S. Relations,' conducted with scholars in Singapore, South Korea, and Japan from 2019-2021.
  • June Park. “High Tech and the Digital Divide in the COVID-19 Era: Semiconductors, 5G, AI and the Endgame of the U.S.-China Tech Conflict.” Under review, special issueBusiness and Politics.
  • June Park. “Governing a Pandemic with Data on the Contactless Path to Artificial Intelligence: Personal Data, Public Health, and the Digital Divide in South Korea, Europe and the United States in Tracking of COVID-19.” Under review, special issuePartecipazione E Conflitto.


  • June Park. “Proprietary Data for Medical Artificial Intelligence: Analyzing Patient Data with AI Tools for Testing, Tracing and Treatment of COVID-19 in South Korea.” (For submission to AI & Society)
  • June Park. “The Role of U.S. Shale Gas in Trade Wars amid COVID-19: Comparing U.S. Pressures on Nord Stream 2 in Europe and Demands on LNG Sales to Asia.” (For submission to Energy Policy)
  • June Park and Troy Stangarone. “‘From ‘Rules Maker’ to ‘Rules Taker’: The UK’s Policy Choice on Huawei amid Brexit in the Age of Artificial Intelligence.” (For submission to International Affairs)


  • AUB 2019 Middle East Nuclear MonitorJune Park, Pamela Rizkallah and Ali Ahmad. A Decade Later: South Korea’s Nuclear Energy Exports to the Middle East, Middle East Nuclear Energy Monitor 2019, American University of Beirut. January 3, 2020. 
This policy report is an annual outcome of the project, 'Nuclear Power and the Middle East in 2025: Uncertainties & Opportunities' conducted by the Energy Policy and Security Program, Issam Fares Institute for Public Policy and International Affairs (IFI), American University of Beirut (AUB), supported by the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation (G-1708-152348).


  • (ForthcomingJune Park. 2021. ‘The Art of Evasion in the Contactless Economy: Cyber-hacking for Cryptocurrencies and Money Laundering by the DPRK under Existing Sanctions’ in Andrea Charron and Clara Portela eds., Multilateral Sanctions Dissected: Lessons Learned from Margaret Doxey. McGill-Queens University Press.
This edited book volume will be an outcome of a workshop on multilateral sanctions led by Dr. Andrea Charron of the University of Manitoba and Dr. Clara Portela of the European Union Institute for Security Studies (EUISS) to be convened online on February 12 and 26, 2021.

This edited book volume is an outcome of the Gulf Research Meeting held at the Gulf Research Centre Cambridge, University of Cambridge, United Kingdom, August 1-4, 2017.PDF download

  • China and JapanJune Park. 2018. A Cautionary Tale of Market Power and Foreign Policy: Beyond the Geoeconomics of Renminbi Internationalization, in Tomoo Kikuchi and Masaya Sakuragawa eds., China and Japan in the Global Economy. Routledge Studies in the Modern World Economy.
This edited book volume is an outcome of the JSPS-NUS Joint Research Project 'The Asian Century and China-Japan Cooperation' via the CAG-GSEC Workshop held at Keio University, Tokyo, Japan, January 16-17, 2017.
This edited book volume is an outcome of the ‘China’s Role in Global & Regional Governance’ conference, The S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, March 10-11, 2011.PDF download


  • June Park. ‘Taking Actions or Taking Risks: Responding to the U.S.-China High-Tech Decoupling and the Case of Digital Sovereign Currencies’ for the KEI Academic Paper Series – On Korea. (Under review)
    This research project is an outcome of my dissertation fieldwork at the Policy Research Institute, Ministry of Finance, Japan from February to October, 2011.
    • June Park. ‘Implications of the Bilateral Swap Agreements in Northeast Asia: Korea’s Role in Regional Financial Cooperation in the era of a New Critical Juncture’, Korea Policy Review, Vol. IV, July 2009. John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University. Cambridge, MA.


    This policy brief is a contribution to the 60 Minutes for the 60th Anniversary Alumni Seminar Series as alumna of the Asia Studies Fellowship Program at the East-West Center in Washington, in commemoration of the 10th anniversary of the ROK-EU Strategic Partnership.
    This policy brief is an outcome of the Asia Studies Fellowship Program at the East-West Center in Washington from January to April 2015.



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