In-bum Chun

In-bum Chun

Republic of Korea Army (retired)

In-bum Chun is a graduate of the Korea Military Academy and served in the South Korean armed forces for 38 years until 2016, retiring as a lieutenant general. He is a former infantry divisional commander and head of South Korea’s special forces. He has been a fellow of the Brookings Institution, the Paul H Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) at Johns Hopkins University, and the Sam Nunn School of International Affairs at the Georgia Institute of Technology, all in the US.

Articles by In-bum Chun


In Trade War, Japan and Korea Need Anger Management

Thursday, August 29, 2019

Leaders on both sides need to see the advantages of long-term close relations over fractious bickering


The Eight Steps of North Korean Brinkmanship: Is This Time Different?

Thursday, June 25, 2020

Pyongyang’s increasing assertiveness makes the current confrontation more dangerous to regional and global stability than usual.


After the Moon-Biden Summit, Can Kim Jong-un Seize the Geopolitical Moment?

Thursday, May 27, 2021

Neither Moon Jae-in nor Joe Biden would be fully satisfied with the outcomes but their Washington meeting was a welcome return of mature diplomacy.


Korea-Japan Rapprochement: Challenges, Implications and Expectations

Wednesday, March 29, 2023

Moves by President Yoon Suk-yeol to address irritants in South Korea’s relations with Japan have led to the first bilateral summit since 2011