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Kent Harrington

Former senior CIA analyst

Kent Harrington, a former senior CIA analyst, has served as national intelligence officer for East Asia and the CIA’s director of public affairs.

Kent Harrington
20 Nov 2021

Twilight for the Kims? Time is not on their side

Nearly three years after his failed bromance with Donald Trump, North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un is once again angling for US attention. North Korea has tested a new, high-tech missile and hinted that it may agree to restart talks with South Korea, where President Moon Jae-in desperately wants to resuscitate his moribund outreach to the North. But if Mr Kim is expecting a positive reaction from US President Joe Biden, he shouldn't hold his breath. With issues like China and the rebuilding of US alliances topping Mr Biden's agenda, overtures to Mr Kim are unlikely.

20 Nov 2021
24 Jul 2018

Trump in denial

It is clear that Trump's self-congratulations for striking a deal with Kim Jong Un to "denuclearise" the Korean Peninsula are ringing hollow.

24 Jul 2018 10
Trump in denial
27 Jun 2017

Korea policy unravelling

US President Donald Trump's approach to the nuclear crisis on the Korean peninsula has produced troubling knock-on effects.

27 Jun 2017 1
Korea policy unravelling
9 Aug 2015

How China is claiming Southeast Asia

With preparations for Chinese President Xi Jinping’s visit next month to Washington DC, under way...

9 Aug 2015 3
How China is claiming Southeast Asia