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Dr. Alexandre Y. Mansourov is a specialist in Northeast Asian security, politics, and economics, focusing primarily on the Korean peninsula. He joined the faculty of the Department of Regional Studies at the College of Security Studies in October 2001. Dr. Mansourov received his Ph.D. in Political Science from Columbia University in New York, B.A. in International Relations from the Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO) in Moscow, Russia, and Advanced Diploma in Korean studies from the Kim Il Sung National University in Pyongyang, DPRK. He has broad research interests ranging from the defense, foreign and domestic policies of two Korean states, to comparative political and economic development in Northeast Asia, proliferation of WMD, military build-ups and downs, IT revolution, and the impact of RMA on security dynamics in Northeast Asia. Dr. Mansourov has done consultancy work related to Korean affairs for corporate and government clients in the United States, Republic of Korea, Australia, and Japan.