NKIDP is pleased to welcome Fulbright scholar Balazs Szalontai to the Woodrow Wilson Center.

Szalontai teaches in the department of political science at Mongolian International University. He earned his Ph.D. in 2003 from Central European University in Budapest, Hungary and is the author of Kim Il Sung in the Khrushchev Era: Soviet-DPRK Relations and the Role of North Korean Despotism, 1953-1964, as well as CWIHP Working Paper No. 53, "North Korea's Efforts to Acquire Nuclear Technology and Nuclear Weapons: Evidence from Russian and Hungarian Archives" (Co-author).

While at the Wilson Center, Szalontai will conduct research on Stalin's views and strategy during the Korean War.