Essays and Reviews (selected)

“The Lesson of the Korean War in the Age of “America First”" Sources and Methods (July 2020).

“The Lays of Syngman Rhee" Sources and Methods (June 2020).

"How Korea was Divided and Why the Aftershocks Still Haunt Us Today" Washington Post, 31 May 2019

“Left, Right, and Rhee" Sources and Methods (August 2017).

“Yongusil 93: Socialism’s Influence on Syngman Rhee and the Founding of the Republic.” Sino-NK, (5 August 2017).

“Collapsist Narratives and State Strength: Reading The Interview through Han Sorya’s Jackals.” Sino-NK, (18 February 2015).

Review of “The Eagle Has Landed: Groping for a Korean Role in the Pacific War,” by Mark Caprio. H-Diplo Article Reviews 507 (16 January 2015).

“Two Decades Out of the Whirlpool: The Past (and Possible Future) of United States Interventions in Latin America” (2011). The Western Hemisphere Security Analysis Center. Paper 35.


Foreign Friends: Syngman Rhee, American Exceptionalism, and the Division of Korea. University Press of Kentucky, 2019


“Syngman Rhee: Socialist.” Cold War International History Project Working Paper 82 (June 2017).

“Syngman Rhee: Socialist.” Transactions of the Royal Asiatic Society–Korea Branch 97, (2017): 93–108.

“The Rabbi, the Lawyer, and the Prophet: American Exceptionalism and the Question of Korean Independence, 1919–22.” Journal of American-East Asian Relations 22, no. 4 (2015): 291–314.

“True Believers: Conversations with North Koreans.” North Korean Review 10, no.1 (2014): 89–102.

Edited Volumes

David P. Fields et al., eds., The Diary of Syngman Rhee, 1904–34 & 1944. Seoul: Museum of Modern Korean History Press, 2015.

John P. Kaminski et al., eds., The Documentary History of the Ratification of the Constitution, vols. XI–XII, XXV–XXVIII. Madison, Wis.: Wisconsin Historical Society Press, 2012–2017.

Other Writings

"Stalin vs Truman vs Rhee: Epic Rap Battle over the Division of Korea"