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CIA Meetings in North Korea Emphasize Kim Jong-un’s Motivation to Maintain Status Quo

Tom McCuin / Apr 19, 2018

Intelligence Community “back channels,” out of sight of the public and even most of the bureaucracy, serve a vital role.

John Bolton’s Resume Earns His Nomination as National Security Advisor

Tom McCuin / Mar 27, 2018

Ambassador John Bolton is set to become the next National Security Adviser following Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster’s departure in early April.

Is Trump’s Maximum Pressure Policy Breaking North Korean Barriers?

Tom McCuin / Mar 9, 2018

South Korean representatives and the White House announced Thursday evening that President Trump has accepted an offer to meet with North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un by May.

North Korean Talks Just a Smokescreen for Nuclear Business as Usual

Tom McCuin / Mar 7, 2018

Early Tuesday morning in Washington, news broke that Kim Jong-un is willing to discuss denuclearization.

Korean Tabletop Exercise Represents Typical DoD Planning, Not Mutiny

Tom McCuin / Mar 2, 2018

Wargaming potential scenarios in which the U.S. could find itself down into a war with North Korea is simply prudent thinking.

North Korea’s Next Move Following the Olympics

Tom McCuin / Feb 26, 2018

The Olympics are over. We now return to your regularly scheduled programming in North Korea, already in progress

North Korea Gets the Gold in Olympics Propaganda

Tom McCuin / Feb 12, 2018

The XXIII Olympic Winter Games are underway in PyeongChang, Republic of Korea. The media seems to be awarding North Korea the propaganda gold they’d hoped for.

Doomsday Clock Calculations Aren’t Grounded in Foreign Policy Realities

Tom McCuin / Jan 26, 2018

The famous, or infamous, Doomsday Clock of the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists now stands at two minutes to midnight.

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