Ramon Pacheco Pardo is KF-VUB Korea Chair at the Centre for Security, Diplomacy and Strategy (CSDS) of the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB) Brussels School of Governance. He is also professor of international relations at King’s College London. He is an adjunct fellow (non-resident) with the Korea Chair at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, non-resident fellow with Sejong Institute, and committee member at the Council for Security Cooperation in the Asia Pacific (CSCAP) EU. Professor Pacheco Pardo has held visiting positions at Korea University, the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, and Melbourne University. His publications include the books Shrimp to Whale: South Korea from the Forgotten War to K-Pop (Oxford University Press, 2022) and North Korea–US Relations from Kim Jong Il to Kim Jong Un (Routledge, 2019). Professor Pacheco Pardo has been editor of Millennium: Journal of International Studies and currently sits in the editorial boards of East Asia: An International Quarterly, EU-China Observer and Global Studies Journal. He has participated in track 1.5 and 2 dialogues with South Korea, North Korea, China, and Japan. Professor Pacheco Pardo has testified before the European Parliament and advised the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, the European External Action Service, the South Korean Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and the United Kingdom’s Cabinet and Foreign & Commonwealth Office. He is a frequent media commentator on Northeast Asian affairs and EU-East Asia relations.