Robert S. Kim

Robert Kim is a lawyer and former U.S. Department of the Treasury and Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) official who is currently a legal analyst for Bloomberg Law. A native of the Washington, DC area, he holds degrees from Columbia University (BA, Russian History), Johns Hopkins University (MA, International Affairs), and the University of Chicago (JD). As a counsel for the SEC, Robert developed the SEC regulations implementing the anti-money laundering/combating the financing of terrorism provisions of the Bank Secrecy Act and USA PATRIOT Act. At the Department of the Treasury he conducted actions enforcing the Bank Secrecy Act and USA PATRIOT Act for the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN). In 2009-2010 Robert served as Deputy Treasury Attaché at U.S. Embassy Baghdad, responsible for a wide range of financial issues including counter terrorist finance, during the withdrawal of U.S. military forces from Iraq. At Bloomberg Law he is an analyst on anti-money laundering and other financial crime issues, and cryptocurrency and blockchain developments.

In 2017 Robert published Project Eagle: The American Christians of North Korea in World War II, the first history of U.S. intelligence cooperation with the Korean independence movement during the Second World War and the American Christian missionary movement in Korea that influenced both the U.S. and Korean sides of the alliance. His research into these formative actions of the U.S.-Korea relationship is ongoing.

Links for Robert S. Kim
The Original Free Joseon, and the Real Mr. Sunshine.

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