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Mintaro Oba

Mintaro Oba is a contributing analyst to NK Pro. He was worked as a political speechwriter and is a former Korea Desk Officer at the U.S. Department of State.

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What US-North Korea policy will look like if Joe Biden gets elected president
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What US-North Korea policy will look like if Joe Biden gets elected president

A Biden White House would likely do a "factory reset" back to the Obama-era approach for dealing with Pyongyang

What US-North Korea policy will look like if Joe Biden gets elected president
Mintaro Oba
Mintaro Oba August 10, 2020
Great expectations: four ways a Trump-Kim meeting could happen in 2020
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Great expectations: four ways a Trump-Kim meeting could happen in 2020

From “go big or go home” to a more symbolic meeting, here's how another DPRK-U.S. summit could pan out

Great expectations: four ways a Trump-Kim meeting could happen in 2020
Mintaro Oba
Mintaro Oba July 14, 2020
From Voice of America to Voice of Trump? The future of U.S. radio in North Korea
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From Voice of America to Voice of Trump? The future of U.S. radio in North Korea

In order to effectively bring about change in North Korea, the U.S. must avoid hyper-political programming

From Voice of America to Voice of Trump? The future of U.S. radio in North Korea
Mintaro Oba
Mintaro Oba July 3, 2020
John Bolton’s impact on North Korea policy: nasty, brutish, and short

John Bolton’s impact on North Korea policy: nasty, brutish, and short

The former national security advisor's memoir reveals just how damaging his influence really was.

John Bolton’s impact on North Korea policy: nasty, brutish, and short
Mintaro Oba
Mintaro Oba June 22, 2020
Five ways the U.S. could respond to recent tensions on the Korean peninsula
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Five ways the U.S. could respond to recent tensions on the Korean peninsula

Washington can do very little to respond to Pyongyang's provocations this time, especially give the looming election

Five ways the U.S. could respond to recent tensions on the Korean peninsula
Mintaro Oba
Mintaro Oba June 18, 2020
Fail to prepare, prepare to fail: getting ready for instability in North Korea
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Fail to prepare, prepare to fail: getting ready for instability in North Korea

Plans don't always go to plan, and flexibility is needed to deal with a variety of potential scenarios in the DPRK

Fail to prepare, prepare to fail: getting ready for instability in North Korea
Mintaro Oba
Mintaro Oba May 22, 2020
How the United States can get the upper hand in talks with North Korea
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How the United States can get the upper hand in talks with North Korea

Washington must be realistic about what it hopes to achieve in the short-term

How the United States can get the upper hand in talks with North Korea
Mintaro Oba
Mintaro Oba August 20, 2019
U.S.-North Korea diplomacy: how to move beyond missed opportunities
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U.S.-North Korea diplomacy: how to move beyond missed opportunities

The rhetorical gap between Trump and his advisors has stymied talks for months — that needs to change

U.S.-North Korea diplomacy: how to move beyond missed opportunities
Mintaro Oba
Mintaro Oba June 17, 2019
What to expect at Thursday’s U.S.-South Korea summit in Washington DC
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What to expect at Thursday’s U.S.-South Korea summit in Washington DC

President Moon has a critical opportunity to restore momentum to a stalling diplomatic process

What to expect at Thursday’s U.S.-South Korea summit in Washington DC
Mintaro Oba
Mintaro Oba April 11, 2019
Why, if diplomacy with North Korea is to succeed, John Bolton must go

Why, if diplomacy with North Korea is to succeed, John Bolton must go

At every turn, Trump's hardline National Security Advisor has served to undermine the U.S. position

Why, if diplomacy with North Korea is to succeed, John Bolton must go
Mintaro Oba
Mintaro Oba March 17, 2019
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