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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.

U.S. Government Warns of Continued North Korean Cyber Activities

21st November 2017 – FDD Policy Brief

U.S. Government Warns of Continued North Korean Cyber Activities

Anthony Ruggiero, Mathew Ha

The U.S. government last week issued two technical alerts on North Korea’s cyber activities targeting the aerospace, telecommunications, finance, government, automotive, and media sectors. North Korea is engaged in cyber-enabled economic warfare and is using its attacks against South Korea and the U.S. to degrade our political and military power. more...

Analysis & Commentary

21st November 2017 – FDD Policy Brief

U.S. Government Warns of Continued North Korean Cyber Activities

Anthony Ruggiero, Mathew Ha

The U.S. government last week issued two technical alerts on North Korea’s cyber activities targeting the aerospace, telecommunications, finance, government, automotive, and media sectors. North Korea is engaged in cyber-enabled economic warfare and is using its attacks against South Korea and the U.S. to degrade our political and military power. more...

8th November 2017 – FDD Policy Brief

Treasury Department Cuts Off Bank of Dandong

Mathew Ha

The Treasury Department on Thursday issued its final rule barring a Chinese bank from the U.S. financial system because of its role as a North Korean money launderer. Bank of Dandong is a small Chinese bank, but Treasury’s action provides clues on how it plans to restrict North Korea’s continued access to the U.S. and international financial system. more...

27th October 2017 – FDD Policy Brief

North Korean Human Rights Abuses

Anthony Ruggiero, Mathew Ha

Both the State Department and a non-governmental human rights organization issued new reports yesterday on North Korea’s abhorrent human rights abuses. Concurrently, the Treasury Department sanctioned ten North Korean officials and entities identified by the State Department as responsible for Pyongyang’s repressive actions. more...