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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 […]

In the News

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 […]

In the News

Korea Politics & Diplomacy

Thu, May 27, 2021

Enhancing US-Japan cooperation on global supply chains

Mounting US-China tensions and the COVID-19 pandemic have led to growing calls in the United States and among its allies and partners, including Japan, to address the vulnerabilities in global supply chains critical to national security and economic competitiveness.

In-Depth Research & Reports by Miyeon Oh, James Hildebrand

Defense Industry Defense Technologies

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.

Fast Thinking by Atlantic Council

Arms Control China

Fri, May 7, 2021

The risky logic behind China’s economic strategy: ‘Politics in command’

As the regime comes to see private companies as a rising threat, we’re entering a new era of Chinese state capitalism.

New Atlanticist by Dexter Tiff Roberts

China Corruption

Sun, May 2, 2021

Garlauskas quoted in Reuters on Biden’s emerging North Korea policy

Markus Garlauskas was quoted in a Reuters article published on May 2 that discussed North Korea’s response to Biden’s emerging North Korea policy. Garlauskas pointed to the wide gulf that still exists between Washington and Pyongyang, saying that while Kim Jong Un neither wants to give up nuclear weapons or reform North Korea’s political system, […]

In the News

Arms Control Korea

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.

In the News

Economic Sanctions Korea

Fri, Apr 23, 2021

Roberts on Chennai Centre for China Studies webinar: Myth of Chinese capitalism

On April 23, Dexter Tiff Roberts participated in a webinar hosted by the the Chennai Centre for China Studies based in India to give a book talk about his recently published The Myth of Chinese Capitalism. Read more about the author:

Timely Commentary & Analysis

China Economy & Business

Fri, Apr 16, 2021

FAST THINKING: Mr. Suga comes to Washington

President Xi, are you watching? US President Joe Biden welcomed Japanese Prime Minister Suga Yoshihide to the White House on Friday. And his first in-person meeting with a foreign leader was designed to send a clear signal to China.

Fast Thinking by Atlantic Council

East Asia Japan

Wed, Apr 14, 2021

How much support does the Chinese Communist Party really have?

The precarious balancing act that China’s leaders have struck—one that mixes strident nationalism and policies that push overheated economic growth with overwrought propaganda—will continue to present them with daunting challenges.

New Atlanticist by Dexter Tiff Roberts

China Economy & Business


Wed, Jul 28, 2021

Enhancing deterrence in the Taiwan Strait

Online Event How serious is the threat of cross-strait Chinese military action in the near and long term, and what steps can the United States and Taiwan take to enhance deterrence in the Taiwan strait?

2:00pm Indo-Pacific Security & Defense Taiwan