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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Washington must be realistic about what it hopes to achieve in the short-term
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At every turn, Trump's hardline National Security Advisor has served to undermine the U.S. position
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