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Mathew Ha

Research Associate

Biography:

Mathew Ha is a FDD research associate focusing on North Korea. He focuses on North Korea’s illicit financing, human rights, U.S.-Korea alliance, and inter-Korean relations. He brings experience working with the Korea Chair at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) and the Committee for Human Rights in North Korea (HRNK). He is completing an MA in Asian Studies at Georgetown University with a concentration in politics and security and the Korean peninsula. He holds a BA in World Politics from Hamilton College.

Mathew Ha is a FDD research associate focusing on North Korea. He focuses on North Korea’s illicit financing, human rights, U.S.-Korea alliance, and inter-Korean relations. He brings experience working with the Korea Chair at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) and the Committee for Human Rights in North Korea (HRNK). He is completing an MA in Asian Studies at Georgetown University with a concentration in politics and security and the Korean peninsula. He holds a BA in World Politics from Hamilton College.

10th May 2018 – FDD Policy Brief

Pompeo Returns from North Korea with Three U.S. Hostages

Mathew Ha

Early this morning, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo returned from North Korea along with all three Americans held hostage by the Kim regime. It was Pompeo’s second trip to Pyongyang and reflects the momentum building toward the summit between Kim Jong Un and President Donald Trump, which has now been confirmed for June 12 in Singapore. more...

Analysis & Commentary

24th May 2018 – CTV News

CTV News Channel

Mathew Ha

FDD's Mathew Ha joins CTV to discuss President Trump's letter to Kim Jong Un canceling the summit in June. more...

17th May 2018 – Quoted by George Thomas - CBN

North Korea ‘Playing Hardball’ with Trump, Trying to Extort More Concessions Ahead of Summit

Mathew Ha

To many observers, North Korea's threat to cancel the upcoming historic summit between Kim Jong Un and president Donald Trump is another reminder of how untrustworthy the communist regime is. more...

16th May 2018 – CBN News

CBN News

Mathew Ha

FDD's Mathew Ha joins CBN to discuss North Korea's attempt to extort more concessions ahead of the summit between Kim Jong Un and President Trump. more...

10th May 2018 – FDD Policy Brief

Pompeo Returns from North Korea with Three U.S. Hostages

Mathew Ha

Early this morning, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo returned from North Korea along with all three Americans held hostage by the Kim regime. It was Pompeo’s second trip to Pyongyang and reflects the momentum building toward the summit between Kim Jong Un and President Donald Trump, which has now been confirmed for June 12 in Singapore. more...