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Thu, Nov 19, 2020

Garlauskas on what the US could expect out of China’s policy towards North Korea

On November 19, Markus Garlauskas, the former US National Intelligence Officer for North Korea and nonresident senior fellow with the Asia Security Initiative, was quoted in an article on The Economist on what the US could expect out of China’s pressure towards North Korea. He expressed that pressing North Korea to stop testing its most […]

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Sun, Nov 15, 2020

Garlauskas quoted in the Wall Street Journal on Biden’s approach to North Korea diplomacy

On November 15, Markus Garlauskas, the former US National Intelligence Officer for North Korea and nonresident senior fellow with the Asia Security Initiative, was quoted in The Wall Street Journal for his comments on how Biden should approach diplomacy with North Korea. He highlights that while denuclearization is the appropriate long-term strategic goal, setting realistic […]

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Wed, Nov 11, 2020

Pavel, Kroenig, Starling, Scheunemann, and Garlauskas mentioned in USNI News on their participation in a panel on Pentagon turnover

On November 11, Barry Pavel, Matthew Kroenig and Clementine Starling were mentioned in a USNI News article on a November 10 Atlantic Council panel that discussed the implications of Pentagon turnover.

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Markus Garlauskas is a nonresident senior fellow with the Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security’s Asia Security Initiative. He is an independent author and consultant, specializing in Northeast Asian security issues and strategic analysis.

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 MA in Security Studies from Georgetown University, and BA in History from Kent State University.