Scholar | Pundit |  Strategist

Welcome to the official site for yours truly!  I spent most of my career in Washington, D.C. as a think tanker and policy official in the Pentagon.  I now juggle being a professor and media commentator with research appointments at think tanks in both Washington and Wellington (yes, in New Zealand!).  I specialize in Asian security issues, U.S. foreign policy, and strategy design (it's a thing).  I’m best known as a Korea expert, and have written two books with Cambridge University Press, the second of which is titled On the Brink: Trump, Kim, and the Threat of Nuclear War (available now!).  I love parenthetical statements (so true).  If you want to find out more about my work in media, academic research, or teaching, just follow the navigation links above.  Lots to peruse!

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