Betty Suh is PhD Fellow at IFSH since September 2020. She is also associate in the project Strategic Threat Analysis and Nuclear (Dis-)Order at the German Institute for International and Security Affairs (SWP).Betty Suh was previously a research fellow at the German Council on Foreign Relations (DGAP), visiting fellow and research assistant at SWP, anda student assistant at the Peace Research Institute Frankfurt (PRIF) before finishing her M.A. at Goethe University Frankfurt in 2016.
In her dissertation, Betty Suh analyzes what strategically relevant information North Korea conveys in its signaling vis-à-vis the US. Signaling refers here to public rhetoric and observable actions such as military parades, nuclear or missile tests. The empirical focus is on the question how information regarding its nuclear weapons program aim to influence bargaining with the US. The working title of the thesis is: Performing for Deterrence: North Korea’s nuclear doctrine and posture of assured asymmetric escalation.