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 short-term goals is equally as important.

“Denuclearization is the appropriate long-term strategic goal and should be maintained,” said Markus Garlauskas, a former U.S. intelligence official and current senior fellow at the Atlantic Council. “But you also need realistic short-term goals.”

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