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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 October 2018 – FDD's CSIF Policy Brief

Treasury Targets North Korean Sanctions Evaders in Turkey

Mathew Ha

The U.S. Treasury Department last week sanctioned a Turkish company, two Turkish individuals, and a North Korean individual for violating UN sanctions on Pyongyang. These sanctions came just before Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s fourth trip to North Korea in preparation for an anticipated second Trump-Kim summit. more...

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10th October 2018 – FDD's CSIF Policy Brief

Treasury Targets North Korean Sanctions Evaders in Turkey

Mathew Ha

The U.S. Treasury Department last week sanctioned a Turkish company, two Turkish individuals, and a North Korean individual for violating UN sanctions on Pyongyang. These sanctions came just before Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s fourth trip to North Korea in preparation for an anticipated second Trump-Kim summit. more...

3rd October 2018 – FDD Research

Kim Jong Un’s ‘All-Purpose Sword’

Mathew Ha, David Maxwell

North Korea pledged to “cease all hostile acts … in every domain” as part of the Panmunjom Declaration, which Kim Jong Un and South Korean President Moon Jae In signed in April. When Kim met U.S. President Donald Trump in June, the North Korean leader committed to “build a lasting and stable peace.” Yet, even as diplomacy proceeded at the highest levels, Pyongyang continued to engage in cyber attacks against the national security and economic base of South Korea. Experts estimate that South Korea suffers as many as 1.5 million attempted cyber intrusions from North Korean hackers every day. Pyongyang uses cyber tools to support “active measures” and spread disinformation to sow division in South Korean society, and to undermine the Republic of Korea (ROK) government. more...

3rd October 2018 – FDD Study

North Korean cyber attacks complement its nuclear capabilities: FDD Study

David Maxwell, Mathew Ha

While North Korea’s cyber capabilities cannot match those of China or Russia, Pyongyang’s operatives are making significant improvements and pose a threat to U.S. economic and national security, according to a new report issued today by the Foundation for Defense of Democracies (FDD). more...

2nd October 2018 – CBN News

CBN News

Mathew Ha

FDD's Mathew Ha joins CBN News to talk about North Korean denuclearization and US strategy in the region. more...