February 19, 2020


Jonathan R. Corrado

Jonathan Corrado regularly writes and speaks about security, diplomacy, and socioeconomic change on the Korean Peninsula and surrounding region, having recently co-authored a report titled “Making North Korea Creditworthy: How it will finance its post nuclear development,” and a scoping paper for the United Nations Program in Support of Peace and Cooperation in Northeast Asia. He has presented at international relations conferences hosted by Oxford, Harvard, and Johns Hopkins universities, as well as in Geneva, Beijing, and Brussels. Jonathan previously served as a translator for Daily NK, a due diligence investigator for Steele Compliance Solutions, and an intern research analyst for the Congressional Research Service. He is a graduate of the Georgetown University Walsh School of Foreign Service M.A. in Asian Studies Program.


Risky business: potential outcomes of a Kim-Trump summit

A historic DPRK-U.S. meeting carries numerous potential pitfalls

Jonathan R. Corrado April 6, 2018

How a surprise Kim-Trump summit prompted a White House scramble

The President's decision to agree to a meeting with Kim Jong Un coincided with a minor reshuffle

Jonathan R. Corrado March 15, 2018

How Seoul could creatively re-approach inter-Korean cooperation

The Moon administration's options are limited - but there are some areas in which engagement could happen

Jonathan R. Corrado March 5, 2018

Balancing act: UNSC sanctions exemptions and inter-Korean engagement

Rapprochement between Seoul and Pyongyang raises complex questions on where to draw the line

Jonathan R. Corrado February 13, 2018

What rumors of Tillerson’s ouster could mean for North Korea

At a critical time, the President's relationship with the Secretary of State is troubled

Jonathan R. Corrado December 5, 2017

Trump’s trip to Asia: victories and setbacks, both real and imagined, on North Korea

On balance, the President's first tour was productive - bar a few hiccups

Jonathan R. Corrado November 14, 2017

Another degree of heat: the Otto Warmbier North Korea Nuclear Sanctions Act

Does H.R. 3898 really include “the most far-reaching sanctions ever directed at North Korea"?

Jonathan R. Corrado October 30, 2017

What Trump’s disavowal of the Iran deal means for North Korea

The move will have far-reaching diplomatic implications for DC’s ability to build coalitions

Jonathan R. Corrado October 20, 2017

Trump’s new travel ban: what does it mean for North Koreans?

In prohibiting DPRK citizens, the U.S. may be gathering leverage for future talks

Jonathan R. Corrado September 27, 2017

The U.S. Treasury’s “hand-to-hand combat”: how the new sanctions work

The new EO gives authorities an unprecedented set of tools

Jonathan R. Corrado September 25, 2017