In the NewsFeb 22, 2023
Garlauskas in The Washington Post
On February 20, Markus Garlauskas was quoted in a Washington Post article on US and allied efforts to bolster defense in the Pacific, following the Chinese spy balloon incident. Garlauskas highlights Seoul as a key variable, stating, “Whether South Korea supports Taiwan or remains neutral could play a huge role in whether or not China […]
In the NewsFeb 8, 2023
Garlauskas in The Washington Times
On February 7, Markus Garlauskas was quoted in The Washington Times on the growing threat of PRC intervention in a Korean conflict and the potential for simultaneous conflicts with the PRC and North Korea. His quotes were drawn from his appearance as a guest panelist for “The Washington Brief,” a monthly panel discussion on Korean […]
In the NewsJan 3, 2023
Garlauskas Interviewed on VOA
On December 31, IPSI Nonresident Senior Fellow Markus Garlauskas appeared on VOA to discuss the increasingly difficult and complex challenge of deterring North Korean aggression. Garlauskas explains that, now adding to the challenge of deterrence, is the interconnectivity between China and North Korea. Watch the full interview for more insights on the capabilities of the […]
Markus Garlauskas is the director of the new Indo-Pacific Security Initiative of the Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security, which replaces the former Asia Security Initiative. He leads this new initiative’s efforts focused on security, prosperity, and freedom in the Indo-Pacific region. He led projects focused on deterrence and defense issues in East Asia as a nonresident senior fellow from August 2020 until assuming his duties as director in January 2023.
Garlauskas served in the US government for nearly twenty years. He was appointed to the Senior National Intelligence Service as the National Intelligence Officer (NIO) for North Korea on the National Intelligence Council from July 2014 to June 2020. As NIO, he led the US intelligence community’s strategic analysis on North Korea issues and expanded analytic outreach to non-government experts. He also provided direct analytic support to top-level policy deliberations, including the presidential transition, as well as the Singapore and Hanoi summits with North Korea.
Garlauskas served for nearly twelve years overseas at the headquarters of United Nations Command, Combined Forces Command and US Forces Korea in Seoul. His staff assignments there included chief of the Intelligence Estimates Branch and director of the Strategy Division. For his service in Korea, he received the Joint Civilian Distinguished Service Award, the highest civilian award from the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.
Garlauskas holds a BA in History from Kent State University. He earned a Master’s Degree from Georgetown University’s Security Studies graduate program, where he is now an adjunct professor.