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Tue, Apr 27, 2021

Garlauskas’s proposal featured in RUSI report on North Korea

A report by the Royal United Services Institute (RUSI), based in the UK, discussing sanctions on North Korea featured Markus Garlauskas’s proposal on a new framework for assessing the effectiveness of sanctions on North Korea which he elaborated in a 38 North article.

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Wed, Mar 31, 2021

Garlauskas quoted in Reuters on North Korea’s tactical nuclear weapons

Markus Garlauskas was quoted in a Reuters article published on March 30 that discussed North Korea’s potential to develop tactical nuclear weapons. On whether the latest short-range missiles tested by Pyongyang were capable of carrying nuclear weapons, Garlauskas said, “Even short-range North Korean ballistic missiles should be considered nuclear-capable, based on North Korea’s own words.”

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Wed, Mar 31, 2021

Garlauskas quoted in NBC News on North Korea’s missile tests in March

Markus Garlauskas was quoted in an NBC News article published on March 26, arguing that North Korea’s latest ballistic missile tests were not merely intended to grab Washington’s attention. Garlauskas emphasized Pyongyang’s “clear determination to continue advancing its ballistic missile programs… If these go unchecked by the international community, this is likely to lead to […]

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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.