CISSM Forum | March 01, 2012

"North Korea and Nuclear Weapons: The Never-Ending Saga"

by Jonathan D. Pollack, Senior Fellow, Brookings Institution

Jonathan D. Pollack is a Senior Fellow in the John L. Thornton China Center in the Foreign Policy Program of the Brookings Institution.  Prior to joining Brookings in December 2010, he was Professor of Asian and Pacific Studies and Chairman of the Strategic Research Department at the U.S. Naval War College, where he is now a Professor Emeritus.  He is also a Research Associate in the National Asia Research Program of the National Bureau of Asian Research and the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. He was previously affiliated with the Rand Corporation, where he served in a wide array of research and senior management capacities. In addition, he has taught at Brandeis University, the Rand Graduate School of Policy Studies, UCLA, and the Naval War College. His principal research interests include Chinese national security strategy; U.S.-China relations; U.S. strategy in Asia and the Pacific; Korean politics and foreign policy; and East Asian international politics. His publications include:  Strategic Surprise? U.S.-China Relations in the Early 21st Century (2004); Korea-The East Asian Pivot (2006), and Asia Eyes America: Regional Perspectives on U.S. Asia-Pacific Strategy in the 21st Century (2007).  His latest study, No Exit: North Korea, Nuclear Weapons, and International Security, was published in May 2011 by Routledge for the International Institute for Strategic Studies.