Mathew Ha is a research associate at FDD focusing on North Korea. He studies North Korea’s illicit financing, human rights, the U.S.-Korea alliance, and inter-Korean relations. He brings experience working with the Korea Chair at the Center for Strategic and International Studies and the Committee for Human Rights in North Korea. He completed an MA in Asian Studies at Georgetown University with a concentration in Politics and Security and the Korean peninsula. He holds a BA in World Politics from Hamilton College.