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Fri, Oct 16, 2020

Garlauskas quoted in Voa News on North Korea’s ICBM capabilities

On October 16, Markus Garlauskas, the former US National Intelligence Officer for North Korea and nonresident senior fellow with the Asia Security Initiative, was quoted in Voa News for his recent analysis on North Korea’s intercontinental ballistic missile capabilities. The quoted analysis, published on the New Atlanticist with Bruce Perry, expresses skepticism towards US missile […]

In the News by Atlantic Council

Defense Policy East Asia

Wed, Oct 14, 2020

Garlauskas’s Interview on US-North Korea Relations with Vox

On October 16, Markus Garlauskas, the former US National Intelligence Officer for North Korea and nonresident senior fellow with the Asia Security Initiative, did an interview with VOX on his experience and insight on US-North Korea relations. During the interview, Garlauskas points out that though tensions between the US and DPRK were high in 2017, […]

In the News by Atlantic Council

Defense Policy East Asia

Mon, Oct 12, 2020

Garlauskas quoted in New York Post on North Korea’s new ICBM

On October 12, Markus Garlauskas, the former US National Intelligence Officer for North Korea and nonresident senior fellow with the Asia Security Initiative, was quoted in New York Post for his remarks on North Korea’s new intercontinental ballistic missile shown during the military parade on Saturday. Garlauskas commented that the new missile would erase any […]

In the News by Atlantic Council

Defense Policy East Asia

Fri, Oct 9, 2020

Garlauskas quoted in Reuters on North Korea’s new ICBM

On October 9, Markus Garlauskas, the former US National Intelligence Officer for North Korea and nonresident senior fellow with the Asia Security Initiative, was quoted in a Reuters article on North Korea’s new intercontinental ballistic missile shown during the military parade on Saturday. Garlauskas commented that North Korea’s new ICBM is ” likely intended to dispel […]

In the News by Atlantic Council

Defense Policy East Asia

Thu, Oct 8, 2020

Garlauskas quoted in Japan Times on North Korean strategic weaponry development

On October 8, The Japan Times quoted a recent New Atlanticist analysis on North Korean strategic weaponry development coauthored by Markus Garlauskas, the former US National Intelligence Officer for North Korea and nonresident senior fellow with the Asia Security Initiative. The quoted analysis warns that the threat coming from North Korea is increasing not only […]

Article by Atlantic Council

Arms Control Defense Policy

Sat, Oct 3, 2020

Oh on East Asian allies’ response to Washington’s tough stand against China

On October 3, Dr. Miyeon Oh, director and senior fellow of the Asia Security Initiative in the Atlantic Council’s Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security, was quoted in a Reuters’ article on US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s upcoming Asia trip. Oh predicts that both Japan and South Korea will attempt a balancing act during […]

Article by Atlantic Council

China East Asia

Thu, Oct 1, 2020

What an ‘October surprise’ from North Korea might actually look like

If Kim offers up an “October surprise” this year, it probably won’t be the North Korean version of the fictional Soviet ballistic-missile submarine “Red October.” Instead, it may well come in the form of new missiles displayed on the streets of Pyongyang during the Party’s 75th anniversary parade.

New Atlanticist by Markus Garlauskas and Bruce Perry

Arms Control Conflict

Wed, Sep 30, 2020

Oh on Trump’s DPRK strategy during his potential second term, The National Interest

Dr. Miyeon Oh, director and senior fellow of the Asia Security Initiative in the Atlantic Council’s Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security, published an article on The National Interest on September 30, where she foresees Trump’s policies towards North Korea if re-elected. Oh predicts that though we are likely to see a continuation of Trump’s […]

Article by Atlantic Council

East Asia Elections

Wed, Sep 23, 2020

Dohner quoted in MENAFN on remarks on China’s BRI

On September 23, Robert Dohner, nonresident senior fellow at the Asia Security Initiative and former deputy assistant secretary at the US Department of the Treasury, was quoted in an article titled “China’s Lack of Transparency is Creating ‘Antisynopathy’” by MENAFN for his comments on China’s Belt and Road Initiative, originally published in an Atlantic Council […]

Article by Atlantic Council

China East Asia

Thu, Sep 10, 2020

Garlauskas quoted in Yonhap News Agency on the new direction for US policy on North Korea

Markus Garlauskas, the former US National Intelligence Officer for North Korea and nonresident senior fellow with the Asia Security Initiative, was quoted on his remarks during a virtual seminar at the United States Institute for Peace by Yonhap Newson September 10, 2020. He argued that North Korea appears to be ready to resume its nuclear […]

In the News by Atlantic Council

Arms Control East Asia