Natalia Slavney

Research Analyst and Assistant Editor
Stimson Center and 38North


Member Since 2023

Natalia Slavney (she/her) is a Research Analyst at the Stimson Center and Assistant Editor for “38 North,” a web journal that provides policy and technical analysis on North Korea. Her research experience and interests include humanitarianism and aid, international law, human rights, inter-Korean relations, US-DPRK relations, digital surveillance technology and information controls in North Korea, and the North Korean economy. Since 2019, she has conducted extensive research on individual freedoms and access to political rights and civil liberties in the two Koreas for Freedom House’s Freedom in the World Index. Her commentary and analysis have appeared in The National Interest, The Diplomat, Radio Free Asia, and 38 North. Prior to joining Stimson, she was a Graduate Student Research Assistant at the former US-Korea Institute at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) and completed graduate-level coursework and independent research on North Korean escapees and human rights, as well as an internship with the Committee for Human Rights in North Korea (HRNK). Natalia holds a Master of Arts in International Relations and International Economics from JHU SAIS and a Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology, Asian Studies, and International Studies from the University of Wisconsin–Madison.