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Thu, Apr 1, 2021

Manning in The Korea Times: Biden in new chapter of North Korea saga

On April 1, Robert Manning published an op-ed in The Korea Times that examined whether the Biden’s administrations goals in its North Korea policy were realistic. He notes that North Korea’s domestic challenges are severe, but do not mean that they will capitulate to US demands. “Biden’s effort to fashion a North Korea policy comes […]

In the News by Atlantic Council

Korea Politics & Diplomacy

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.”

In the News

Korea Nuclear Deterrence

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 […]

In the News

Korea Nuclear Deterrence

Wed, Mar 31, 2021

Garlauskas quoted in Vox on North Korea’s intentions behind missile tests

Markus Garlauskas was quoted in a Vox article published on March 25 saying, “These launches are not a cry for attention, nor are they a cry for help with North Korea’s broken economy. Such launches are a sign of North Korea’s clear determination to continue advancing its ballistic-missile programs as part of making good on […]

In the News

Korea Nuclear Deterrence

Wed, Mar 31, 2021

Garlauskas quoted in Reuters on North Korea’s latest ballistic missile tests

Markus Garlauskas was quoted in a Reuters article published on March 24, 2021 for his comments on how it would be a mistake for the Biden administration to ignore North Korea’s ballistic missile tests regardless of their range. “Downplaying North Korean ballistic missile tests will not help U.S. diplomacy with North Korea in any way, […]

In the News

Korea Nuclear Deterrence

Mon, Mar 29, 2021

Supply chains and semiconductors: The need for US diplomacy

Any effort to revitalize the US’s to domestic semiconductor manufacturing capacity would be incomplete without diplomacy. US allies such as Taiwan and South Korea remain global leaders in semiconductor manufacturing. If the U.S. wants to rejoin them, the Biden administration should deepen investment ties with Taiwan and South Korea and find ways to bring them closer to the Quadrilateral Security Dialogue.

Blog Post by Jeremy Mark

China Defense Technologies

Thu, Mar 25, 2021

FAST THINKING: North Korean missiles are back

North Korea never waits long to greet a new US president with a challenge, and Biden now has his in the form of projectiles landing off the coast of Japan. What does it all mean?

Fast Thinking by Atlantic Council

Defense Technologies Korea

Tue, Mar 23, 2021

Garlauskas quoted in Wall Street Journal on North Korea’s strategic use of the phrase “denuclearization”

Markus Garlauskas was quoted in a Wall Street Journal article published on March 18, 2021 for his comments on how North Korea strategically uses the phrase “denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula.” North Korea has long preferred to use the phrase “denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula” to emphasize its view of the mutual obligations imposed by […]

In the News

Intelligence Korea

Thu, Mar 18, 2021

How to renew the purpose of the US-ROK alliance

It is time for the United States and South Korea to revitalize the intrinsic value of their alliance. There are several ways they can do so.

New Atlanticist by Cheol Hee Park

China Korea

Wed, Mar 17, 2021

Manning in Radio Free Asia: What can the Biden administration do to help ordinary North Koreans?

On March 17 and March 18, Robert Manning gave interviews to Radio Free Asia to discuss what the Biden administration could do to help ordinary North Koreans and expanding the flow of information into North Korea. More about our expert

In the News by Atlantic Council

Korea Politics & Diplomacy