Gregg Brazinsky is Associate Professor of History and International Affairs at the Elliott School of International Affairs, George Washington University. He is a specialist on U.S.-East Asian relations during the Cold War. His work focuses on the social and cultural impact of the United States on East Asia. Dr. Brazinsky’s first book, Nation Building in South Korea: Koreans, Americans and the Making of a Democracy, examines why South Korea was among the few post-colonial nations to achieve economic development and political democracy. It is the first book on the subject to use both American and Korean source materials. He received a Kluge Fellowship from the Library of Congress and grants from the Association for Asian Studies and the Sigur Center to do work on this project. His articles have appeared in the journal Diplomatic History and in several edited volumes.