Areas of Expertise

  • Nuclear nonproliferation
  • Armament, ​defense, and security issues in the Asia-Pacific region
  • North Korea’s nuclear weapons program and bargaining strategy
  • Inter-Korean relations on military tension reduction

Short Bio

Elisabeth Suh has been a research fellow in DGAP’s Center for Security and Defense since June 2020. She works on a project on nuclear energy, technology, and security as well as on a project on risk reduction and arms control in the Asia-Pacific region.

Since 2020, Suh is also an associate PhD fellow at the Institute for Peace Research and Security Policy at the University of Hamburg (IFSH). There, she analyzes North Korea’s pursuit of nuclear weapons and its related messaging in the context of bargaining vis-à-vis the United States. Suh has also been a research assistant in projects on nuclear disarmament and a visiting fellow at the German Institute for International and Security Affairs (SWP) in Berlin. Previously, she worked as a student assistant at the Peace Research Institute Frankfurt (PRIF).


German, English


[Last updated: January 2023]

Elisabeth Suh




Into the Blue Pacific

Why the EU Should Help Island Nations Address Climate Change and Maritime Insecurity
Elisabeth Suh
Hanna Gers
Policy Brief

A Strategic Feasibility Test

Is the Old European Dream of Peaceful Multilateralism Dead?
Miriam Katharina Heß
Dr. Roderick Parkes
Florence Schimmel
et al.
External Publications

Pyongyang’s Momentum

Moving its Nuclear Weapons and Missile Programs Forward
Elisabeth Suh
External Publications

Caution, Europe!

Mind the neglected risk of nuclear terrorism
Miriam Katharina Heß
Hatim Shehata
Elisabeth Suh
Online Commentary