Arius Derr

PhD Candidate


BA (Boise State University), MA (Korea University)

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Arius Derr commenced his PhD at the ANU in February 2020. His research is focused on the North Korea nuclear issue. In particular, he explores how North Korea’s nuclear capabilities impact deterrence in East Asia and how and why they effect the objectives of the US and its allies in the region. His main research interests include US foreign policy in East Asia, the Korean Peninsula, and international security.

Prior to joining the ANU, Arius worked as an editor in the international division of KBS, South Korea’s public broadcaster. He has also worked as a research associate in the Strategy Division of the US Forces Korea, Combined Forces Command and United Nations Command to United States Forces Korea and as a consultant for the US Office of the Director of National Intelligence.

Arius holds a masters in International Peace & Security from Korea University (2018) and a bachelors in Political Science from Boise State University (2014).

Thesis topic

Living with a Nuclear-Armed North Korea: Lowering Ambition but Increasing Stability


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