Arius Derr
MA, International Security (Korea University); BS, International Relations (Boise State University)

Arius Derr is a PhD candidate at the Coral Bell School of Asia Pacific Affairs at The Australian National University. His research focuses on the North Korea nuclear issue. In particular, he explores US relations with nuclear powers over time and how it has ‘learned to live’ with new proliferators. His research is also concerned with deterrence in East Asia and how and why it impacts the objectives of the US and its allies in the region.

Since 2018 Arius has worked as Managing Editor, Deputy Managing Editor and Producer at Korea Risk Group and its primary publications NK News and NK Pro, as well as Korea Desk Editor at the East Asian Bureau of Economic Research (EABER)’s East Asia Forum. He is also an Indo-Pacific Security International Study Group non-resident fellow at The University of Tokyo’s Research Center for Advanced Science and Technology.

Arius’s main interests include US foreign policy in East Asia, the Korean Peninsula, great power competition and international security. His work has been published in the Korean Journal of Defense Analysis, Korea Risk Group, East Asia Forum, the Centre for International Governance Innovation and other outlets. He has also worked as Editor at KBS, South Korea’s public broadcaster, Research Associate in the Strategy Division of United States Forces Korea, and as Consultant for the US Office of the Director of National Intelligence.

Arius's personal website can be found here.