Scott Snyder is an Asia specialist in the USIP's "Research and Studies Program. In 1998-99, he was an Abe Fellow of the Social Sciences Research Council, during which time he conducted field research in Tokyo and Seoul on aspects of U.S.-Japan-ROK policy coordination and implications for security in Northeast Asia. Snyder has written extensively on Korean affairs and has also conducted research on the political/security implications of the Asian financial crisis, regional maritime disputes in Asia including the South China Sea, the U.S.-Japan-PRC triangular relationship, preventive diplomacy, and Asian energy security.
"Before joining the Institute, Snyder was acting director of the Contemporary Affairs Department at the Asia Society, where he supervised the development and implementation of numerous public symposia and private policy dialogues on issues in U.S.-Asia relations. Recent publications include "Patterns of Negotiation in a Korean Cultural Context" in the May/June 1999 issue of Asian Survey and a chapter on "Energy and Security in East Asia: A U.S. Perspective" in Rethinking Energy Security in East Asia (Japan Center for International Exchange: 2000), Negotiating on the Edge: North Korean Negotiating Behavior (USIP Press: 2000); Negotiating on the Edge is part of the Institute's cross-cultural negotiation series. Snyder received an M.A. from Harvard University and attended Yonsei University in South Korea."