Grace B. Kim

Senior Analyst

Grace Kim is a Senior Analyst at the Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments (CSBA), where she focuses on U.S. and allied defense strategies and operational concepts, long-term strategic competition, and trends in future warfare in East Asia and Europe and leads CSBA’s Korea-focused analysis.

Ms. Kim has previous work experience supporting U.S. government counter-proliferation and sanctions policies in East Asia and the Middle East in the Office of the Secretary of Defense for Policy (OSDP) Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction office and Treasury Department’s International Affairs East Asia office. She has also worked at the Institute for the Study of War as a Turkish Linguist on the Syria Team and spent four years living and working in Turkey analyzing U.S. and NATO security policy in Europe and the Middle East as a Fulbright fellow and researcher at the Istanbul-based Centre for Economics and Foreign Policy Studies. Ms. Kim also has held fellowships with the George Washington University Institute for Korean Studies and Pacific Forum, where she is currently a Nonresident James A. Kelly Korea Fellow and Young Leader.


M.A., Strategic Studies & International Economics
Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS)

B.A., Politics; minor in Near Eastern Studies
Princeton University

Study Abroad, Political Science and International Relations
Bogazici University, Turkey

Study Abroad, Korean Studies
Seoul National University, Korea