Geir Helgesen

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Until recently director of the Nordic Institute of Asian Studies, Copenhagen, Geir Helgesen has long been engaged in the politics and culture of both Koreas, North and South. In his several publications on the subject, he has endeavored to reach beyond academia and engage with foreign-affairs practitioners directly.

Books by this author

East-West Reflections on Demonization

North Korea Now, China Next?

  • A thoughtful, measured examination of East Asian geopolitics.
  • Presents historical, cross-cultural and political-ideological dimensions of the Korean conflict.
  • Embraces empathy between peoples over one-dimensional caricature and demonization.