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Mon, Jun 28, 2021

Garlauskas quoted in Foreign Policy on North Korea’s evolving missile capabilities

Markus Garlauskas was quoted in a Foreign Policy article published on June 28 that discussed key challenges likely to limit the Biden Administration’s prospects for constructive diplomacy with North Korea. Garlauskas highlighted the need for the US to restart large-scale military exercises and enhance missile defense capabilities in the Indo-Pacific, saying that it is necessary […]

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Defense Policy Indo-Pacific

Fri, Jun 4, 2021

Garlauskas on The Washington Times Foundation forum: North Korea’s pre-negotiation moves

On June 1, Markus Garlauskas participated in a monthly forum, The Washington Brief, hosted by The Washington Times Foundation, to discuss ongoing interactions between Washington and Pyongyang over a possible resumption of the stalled denuclearization talks. His comments during the event were quoted in a follow-up article by The Washington Times. Discussing Pyongyang’s possible moves […]

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Korea Politics & Diplomacy

Sat, May 22, 2021

FAST THINKING: How do you solve a problem like North Korea?

Our experts break down the White House meeting between US President Joe Biden and South Korean President Moon Jae-in on North Korea, space, trade, and more.

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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.