Institute for Corean-American Studies

Sydney A. Seiler

Sydney A. Seiler is a member of the Senior National Intelligence Service who has served as Deputy DNI Mission Manager for North Korea since mid 2007, having joined the Mission Manager office as in January 2006 as the office was stood up. Prior to joining the DNI, Syd was serving with the National Clandestine Service of the Central Intelligence Agency.

Syd has spent over 27 years in the intelligence community following North Korean affairs, with assignments in both the collection and analysis fields in multiple intelligence disciplines. This includes working as a collector for the National Security Agency, an all-source analyst and manager with the Directorate of Intelligence and Directorate of Operations in the CIA, and as a senior media analyst and manager at the Foreign Broadcast Information Service. He spent over 12 years serving in the Republic of Korea in a variety of positions.

Syd received his Masters of Arts degree in Korean Studies from Yonsei University's Graduate School of International Studies, and he is a graduate of the Korean language programs of the Defense Language Institute in Monterey and Yonsei University. Syd is the author of the book, Kim Il Song 1941-1948: The. Creation of a Legend, the Building of a Regime. He resides in Maryland with his wife, Sunik, and two sons, Shawn and Shane.

ICAS Web Site Links for Sydney A. Seiler:

2014 Winter Symposium
State of North Korea
2010 Winter Symposium

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