October 03, 2022


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. 


How US-ROK response missile launches bolster deterrence against North Korea

Exercises fit into broader efforts to restore joint drills and push forward transfer of wartime control to Seoul

Daniel PinkstonDaniel PinkstonJuly 5, 2022

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

Daniel PinkstonDaniel PinkstonJune 24, 2020

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

Daniel PinkstonDaniel PinkstonApril 30, 2020

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

Daniel PinkstonDaniel PinkstonNovember 12, 2018
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Why U.S. military action against North Korea is not imminent

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

Daniel PinkstonDaniel PinkstonAugust 17, 2017
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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

Daniel PinkstonDaniel PinkstonMarch 9, 2017
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No easy answers: Preparing for a nuclear Son’gun Korea

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

Daniel PinkstonDaniel PinkstonSeptember 19, 2016
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Why it makes sense to deploy THAAD in South Korea

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

Daniel PinkstonDaniel PinkstonJuly 13, 2016

Misconceptions about North Korea’s nuclear ambitions

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

Daniel PinkstonDaniel PinkstonMarch 28, 2016

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

Daniel PinkstonDaniel PinkstonJanuary 7, 2016