October 20, 2021

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

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

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

Mintaro ObaMintaro ObaAugust 10, 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

Mintaro ObaMintaro ObaJuly 14, 2020
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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

Mintaro ObaMintaro ObaJuly 3, 2020
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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.

Mintaro ObaMintaro ObaJune 22, 2020
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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

Mintaro ObaMintaro ObaJune 18, 2020
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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

Mintaro ObaMintaro ObaMay 22, 2020
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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

Mintaro ObaMintaro ObaAugust 20, 2019
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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

Mintaro ObaMintaro ObaJune 17, 2019
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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

Mintaro ObaMintaro ObaApril 11, 2019
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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

Mintaro ObaMintaro ObaMarch 17, 2019
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