Provide partners with analyses and on-the-ground insight into the geopolitical risks and opportunities in Northeast Asia and the United States. Design bespoke pathways to navigate an increasingly complex political and security landscape.
- Political-Military Affairs
- Strategy Design
- National Security
- Risk Management
- Emerging Technology
- Foreign Policy
- Public Policy
- Crisis Response
Provide insight through informed analyses. Design strategies to anticipate, navigate, as well as mitigate political and security risks. Consult on commercial technology development and application in support of national security. Develop crisis management and response plans.
Research & Analysis
Conduct innovative studies on new and emerging issues related to politics, security, and technology (PS&T).
Education & Training
Provide a learning platform and training modules to raise understanding of strategic issues related to PS&T.
Cultivate a diverse and more balanced (e.g. gender, age, political orientation, government & non-government/academics/industry) community of experts on security. Raise public awareness on related issues.
Mr. Choi is actively engaged in track 1.5 dialogues on allied integration for deterrence, regional security architectures, and extended deterrence. He has been an invited speaker at various academic institutions, government agencies, and think-tanks around the world, including the US Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey; the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) campuses in DC and Nanjing; Renmin University in Beijing; Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory; the Federation of American Scientists, the Council on Foreign Relations, the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace; the UK Foreign Commonwealth Office's Executive Agency Wilton Park; Institut Français des Relations Internationales (IFRI) in Paris; and Elcano Royal Institute in Madrid.
He is an Adjunct Fellow at Pacific Forum, a Honolulu-based foreign policy research institute; and affiliated with the War Studies Department at King's College London. Mr. Choi holds an MA in international cooperation from Seoul National University Graduate School of International Studies and a BA in philosophy, politics and economics from the University of Pennsylvania.
Prior to his Venture Capitalist career, Mr. Cho was a strategy consultant at A.T. Kearney, where he provided business consultation to a number of global leading ICT service and manufacturing companies. Previously, he was an R&D engineer at Samsung Electronics, designing radio frequency circuits for the Galaxy S series, the smartphone manufacturer’s flagship lineup. Mr. Cho has served his military duty as an Interpretation Officer at the ROK-US Combined Forces Command.
Mr. Cho holds a BS in electrical engineering and is an ML candidate in intellectual property law, both at Seoul National University.
Ms. Draudt frequently participates in Track 1.5 and Track 2 dialogues on the Northeast Asian geostrategic environment and alliance management, Korean Peninsula affairs, and state-society relations in Northeast Asia. She has been invited to speak at academic institutions, think tanks, and NGOs around the world, including the Brookings Institution and Korea Economic Institute of America in DC; the Korea Foundation in Seoul; the National Democratic Institute; and the Institutes of Korea Studies Institutes at Indiana University Bloomington, George Washington University, and University of Southern California.
Ms. Draudt is currently based in the Washington, DC area, and is a PhD candidate at the Department of Political Science at the Johns Hopkins University. She holds an MA in Political Science from the Johns Hopkins University, an MA in Korean Studies from the Yonsei University Graduate School of International Studies, and a BA in Anthropology from Davidson College. Her personal website, which links to her publications and media appearances, can be found here.