In the NewsAug 30, 2021
Garlauskas participates in US Institute of Peace event on North Korea: “Whose court is the ball in?”
On July 28, Markus Garlauskas spoke at a US Institute of Peace event titled “Whose Court Is the Ball In? Making Progress on Peace and Denuclearization With North Korea” held at the Willard Hotel in Washington, DC. Garlauskas cautioned against considering Kim Jong Un to be desperate, against optimism on the near-term prospects for diplomacy […]
In the NewsAug 23, 2021
Garlauskas featured in NK News podcast on intelligence failure to anticipate Communist Chinese military intervention
On August 23, Markus Garlauskas was featured in NK News podcast, along with the Korea Society’s Jonathan Corrado in an expert discussion on the failure of the United States to anticipate and prepare for Communist China’s military intervention in the Korean War. Garlauskas and Corrado argued that cognitive biases along with dysfunctional inter-personal and inter-organizational […]
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.