Andray Abrahamian is the Associate Director of Research of Choson Exchange, a non-profit specializing in training for North Koreans in business, economic policy and law. Andray became interested in Korea issues following a trip to the DMZ in 2003. This inspired an MA in International Relations from the University of Sussex, and subsequently a PhD focusing on Western media and images of North Korea. Andray taught international relations at the University of Ulsan. He has offered commentary and published academic and op-ed articles on North Korea. He is also an Honorary Fellow at Macquarie University.