July 04, 2022

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Daniel Pinkston

Dr. Daniel A. Pinkston is a lecturer in international relations with Troy University. Previously he was the Northeast Asia Deputy Project Director for the International Crisis Group in Seoul, and the director of the East Asia Nonproliferation Program at the James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies. 

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North Korea’s Central Military Commission: Kim Jong Un promotes a new generation
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North Korea’s Central Military Commission: Kim Jong Un promotes a new generation

Recent promotions hint at preparations for long-range artillery rocket and ballistic missile deployment

North Korea’s Central Military Commission: Kim Jong Un promotes a new generation
Daniel Pinkston
Daniel Pinkston June 24, 2020
Leadership, guns, and money in North Korea: what happens if Kim Jong Un goes

Leadership, guns, and money in North Korea: what happens if Kim Jong Un goes

Despite claims to the contrary, the country has a formal process in place if the leader is no longer around

Leadership, guns, and money in North Korea: what happens if Kim Jong Un goes
Daniel Pinkston
Daniel Pinkston April 30, 2020
Why declaring an end to the Korean War is more complicated than you might think

Why declaring an end to the Korean War is more complicated than you might think

Five conflicts continue on the peninsula - sustainable peace will require an end to them all

Why declaring an end to the Korean War is more complicated than you might think
Daniel Pinkston
Daniel Pinkston November 12, 2018
Why U.S. military action against North Korea is not imminent

Why U.S. military action against North Korea is not imminent

Despite the rhetoric, a pre-emptive strike on Pyongyang remains unlikely anytime soon

Why U.S. military action against North Korea is not imminent
Daniel Pinkston
Daniel Pinkston August 17, 2017
Why Beijing opposes THAAD deployment in South Korea

Why Beijing opposes THAAD deployment in South Korea

China's opposition to the missile defense system is a cynical ploy for the domination of East Asia

Why Beijing opposes THAAD deployment in South Korea
Daniel Pinkston
Daniel Pinkston March 9, 2017
No easy answers: Preparing for a nuclear Son’gun Korea

No easy answers: Preparing for a nuclear Son’gun Korea

The DPRK's military first principle makes compromise a bitter pill to swallow

No easy answers: Preparing for a nuclear Son’gun Korea
Daniel Pinkston
Daniel Pinkston September 19, 2016
Why it makes sense to deploy THAAD in South Korea

Why it makes sense to deploy THAAD in South Korea

While there are several arguments against the deployment, many of them are inconsistent

Why it makes sense to deploy THAAD in South Korea
Daniel Pinkston
Daniel Pinkston July 13, 2016
Misconceptions about North Korea’s nuclear ambitions

Misconceptions about North Korea’s nuclear ambitions

Pyongyang’s determination to arm itself with nukes is anything but ‘unpredictable’

Misconceptions about North Korea’s nuclear ambitions
Daniel Pinkston
Daniel Pinkston March 28, 2016
Did the Kim regime exaggerate N.Korea’s nuclear capability?

Did the Kim regime exaggerate N.Korea’s nuclear capability?

Examine the original Korean text to get a clearer clue of what was meant by ‘H-bomb’ test

Did the Kim regime exaggerate N.Korea’s nuclear capability?
Daniel Pinkston
Daniel Pinkston January 7, 2016