Benjamin R. Young is a postdoctoral fellow in Strategy and Policy at the US Naval War College in Newport, Rhode Island. He received his Ph.D. in Asian history from The George Washington University in May 2018 where he wrote his dissertation on North Korea's relations with the Third World during the Cold War era. He has published scholarly articles on North Korea's diplomatic history in Cross-Currents: East Asian History and Culture Review, Journal of Northeast Asian History, British Association of Korean Studies Papers, and the Asia-Pacific Journal: Japan Focus. He is a 2018-2019 CSIS/USC NextGen US-Korea Scholar and has written pieces for The Washington Post, The Guardian, Reuters, and NKNews.org. He is currently working on his book, tentatively titled Guns, Guerillas, and the Great Leader: North Korea and the Third World, 1956-1989.