January 27, 2021


Markus V. Garlauskas

Markus V. Garlauskas led the U.S. intelligence community’s strategic analysis on North Korea as the National Intelligence Officer for North Korea from July 2014 to June 2020, after serving in U.S. Forces Korea for twelve years. Following the conclusion of his appointment to the Senior National Intelligence Service, he joined the Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security of the Atlantic Council as a nonresident senior fellow with its Asia Security Initiative. He also teaches a graduate course titled “Strategic Analysis: North Korea” for Georgetown University’s Security Studies Program. Follow him on Twitter: @Mister_G_2.


Party Congress: What Biden should expect from North Korea going forward

Kim has set North Korea’s course, and the new U.S. president should keep any expectations for diplomacy flexible and low

Markus V. Garlauskas January 14, 2021

What North Korea’s October military parade means for US policymakers

COVID-19 and sanctions are hurting, but not enough to cause North Korea to strategically change its course

Markus V. Garlauskas October 19, 2020