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). And I’m currently in post-production on a documentary I’m writing and directing about the Trump-Kim nuclear confrontation. You can watch the official trailer for the film here. 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!