John Grover

Korea Studies Fellow

John Dale Grover (@JohnDaleGrover) is the Korean Studies Fellow at the Center for the National Interest. He also serves as an Assistant Managing Editor of its publishing arm, The National Interest. Mr. Grover frequently writes on general foreign affairs, especially on North and South Korea, China, Russia, and Iran. Grover is also a Fellow with Defense Priorities.

Grover has provided expert analysis through television and podcast interviews for several media outlets including C-SPAN, Fox Business, Fox & Friends First, i24 News, WUSA9, and Fox 5 DC. His articles have appeared in publications including The Hill, Defense One, Forbes, Real Clear Defense, The American Conservative, The Diplomat, Stars and Stripes, Fox News, and Real Clear World.

Additionally, Grover writes for The National Interest’s own Korean Watch. In this capacity, he has produced multiple original pieces of research and interviews, including a long-form article on the status of American diplomacy with North Korea and how the tragedy of another Korean War can be avoided. Moreover, Grover has interviewed North Korean defector Ji Seong-ho about Ji’s efforts to integrate North Koreans refugees into South Korean cultural and economic life. Grover has also interviewed Dr. Chung-in Moon, who is the special advisor for unification, diplomacy and national security affairs for South Korean President Moon Jae-in. Grover asked Dr. Moon about common American misperceptions about Korea and about his views of the ongoing negotiations between both Koreas and America.

Finally, Grover has talked to, and worked with, nearly one hundred experts on Korea from around the world. This included organizing, editing, and publishing their commentary in symposiums on current U.S.-North Korean negotiations.

Grover holds a B.A. in Government and Legal Studies from Bowdoin College and an M.S. in Conflict Analysis and Resolution from George Mason University.