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Robert S. Litwak is the author of Preventing North Korea’s Nuclear Breakout (published in March), Deterring Nuclear Terrorism, and Iran’s Nuclear Chess: After the Deal which have been frequently cited by The New York Times, The Washington Post, among other outlets. He is a consultant to the Los Alamos National Laboratory on non-proliferation.

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North Korea Risk Too High For Military Option (USA Today)
The dangers of Trump’s strategic impatience with North Korea (Washington Post)
Watch an interview with Robert Litwak


Image removed.James F. Person is the Director of the Hyundai Motor-Korea Foundation Center for Korean History and Public Policy. Person holds a Ph.D in modern Korean history and teaches courses on modern Korean history at the George Washington University. He has appeared on CBS, CSPAN, National Public Radio, Vice News, KBS, and his interviews have appeared in Newsweek, CNN, USA Today, the LA Times, the Donga Daily, and other news outlets.

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Body of Dictator's Murdered Brother Returned to North Korea (CNN – The Situation Room) Want to Be a Successful Dictator? Copy North Korea. (The National Interest) 

Image removed.Jean H. Lee is a Seoul-based Global Fellow with the Wilson Center. She led the Associated Press’ Korean Peninsula coverage from 2008 to 2013. In 2011, she became the first American journalist granted permission to join the local foreign press corps in North Korea, and opened the news agency’s Pyongyang bureau in 2012.

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North Korea rebukes U.S. as Navy strike group advances (PBS – NewsHour)
Some Americans are panicking about North Korea. Here’s why South Koreans aren’t (PRI – The World)

Hyundai Motor-Korea Foundation Center for Korean History and Public Policy

The Center for Korean History and Public Policy was established in 2015 with the generous support of the Hyundai Motor Company and the Korea Foundation to provide a coherent, long-term platform for improving historical understanding of Korea and informing the public policy debate on the Korean peninsula in the United States and beyond.  Read more

Asia Program

The Asia Program promotes policy debate and intellectual discussions on U.S. interests in the Asia-Pacific as well as political, economic, security, and social issues relating to the world’s most populous and economically dynamic region.   Read more

North Korea International Documentation Project

The North Korea International Documentation Project serves as an informational clearinghouse on North Korea for the scholarly and policymaking communities, disseminating documents on the DPRK from its former communist allies that provide valuable insight into the actions and nature of the North Korean state. It is part of the Wilson Center's History and Public Policy Program.  Read more