Dr Edward Howell

Korea Foundation Fellow, Asia-Pacific Programme

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Edward is the Korea Foundation Fellow with the Asia-Pacific Programme at Chatham House, and is a Lecturer in Politics at the University of Oxford. His research concerns the international relations, security, and politics of the Korean Peninsula and the wider Asia-Pacific region.

His recent book, North Korea and the Global Nuclear Order: When Bad Behaviour Pays, was published by Oxford University Press in 2023. Edward previously served as an Emerging Leaders Fellow of the Ministry of Unification, Republic of Korea, and a Contributing Writer for The Economist Intelligence Unit.

He frequently offers analysis and commentary for leading national and international media outlets, including The Spectator, BBC News, Sky News, and The Telegraph.

Edward received his D.Phil. and M.Phil. in International Relations from the University of Oxford, and earned a prizewinning BA in Geography, also from the University of Oxford.

Past experience

2023-PresentLecturer in Politics, Christ Church, University of Oxford
2023-PresentNon-Resident Fellow, European Centre for North Korean Studies, University of Vienna
2023-Present Marshall Research Fellow, Pharos Foundation
2020-22Emerging Leaders Fellow, Ministry of Unification, Republic of Korea
2019-23Lecturer in Politics, New College, University of Oxford