September 30, 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.


How will the U.S.-China trade war affect talks with North Korea?

A drawn-out dispute could undermine sanctions and limit economic cooperation in the event of a deal

Jonathan R. Corrado September 27, 2018

What comes first, denuclearization or a peace treaty?

Bridging the gap between the North and the U.S. on the specifics of sequencing remains a tricky prospect

Jonathan R. Corrado September 19, 2018

North Korea’s economic reintegration: past lessons from former pariah states

Precedent suggests institutional change is essential for real development


Soft power and foreign investment: how North Korea might sell itself to the world

Lessons from China suggest any attempt to use propaganda internationally may fall on deaf ears

Jonathan R. Corrado July 26, 2018

Facilitate or obstruct? Congress’s powers in North Korean deal-making

U.S. lawmakers will play a key role in everything from a peace treaty to sanctions reduction

Jonathan R. Corrado June 1, 2018

How sanctions are likely changing North Korea’s strategic calculus

Pyongyang is using both diplomacy and illicit revenue streams to mitigate the impact of UNSC measures

Jonathan R. Corrado April 30, 2018

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