Donald Trump has done something no other U.S. president has ever dared dream of: make North Korea—a country that is more of a prison than nation-state—America’s top national security priority.
But Pyongyang is no pushover. Now armed with nuclear weapons that can hit most points in Asia, parts of Europe and most of the U.S. homeland, Washington is playing a dangerous game of nuclear deterrence not seen since the days of the Cold War. With both states unsure of each other’s intentions, the risks of an armed conflict, one in which atomic weapons would most likely be used—killing millions of people—is a very real possibility.
Harry Kazianis, a recognized expert on North Korea and the Asia-Pacific, will guide the audience through the ways in which a terrible war could begin and how horrific it would truly be.
Harry J. Kazianis (Twitter link: @Grecianformula) is Director of Defense Studies at the Center for the National Interest, founded by President Nixon. He also serves as Executive Editor of its publishing arm, The National Interest, the largest online publication focusing on foreign policy issues (nearly 11 million page views per month).
Mr. Kazianis is a recognized expert on national security issues involving North Korea, China, the Asia-Pacific and general U.S. foreign policy and national security challenges. Kazianis is also Fellow for National Security Affairs at the Potomac Foundation and a non-resident Senior Fellow at the University of Nottingham (UK). He holds an ALM, or Master’s Degree, in international affairs from Harvard University.
Kazianis has given lectures at Harvard, Yale, to all branches of the U.S. military and to many organizations on national security issues around the world. Kazianis is the author of the monograph The Tao of A2/AD, an exploration of China’s military capabilities in the Asia-Pacific region. He has also authored several reports on U.S. military strategy in the Asia-Pacific as well as edited and co-authored a recent report on U.S.-Japan-Vietnam trilateral cooperation.
In the past, he has served as part of the foreign policy team for the 2016 presidential campaign of Senator Ted Cruz. Kazianis also directed the foreign policy communications efforts of the Heritage Foundation, served as Editor-In-Chief of the Tokyo-based The Diplomat magazine and WSD-Handa Fellow at the Center for Strategic and International Studies: PACNET.
Kazianis has provided expert commentary and/or published over 300 op-eds and analysis for multiple outlets including MSNBC, Fox News, Fox Business, Wolf Blitzer’s Situation Room, USA Today, Tucker Carlson Tonight, The Hugh Hewitt Show, Politico, The Washington Post, CNN, CNBC, The Financial Times, NBC, Slate, Reuters, AP, The Washington Examiner, The Washington Times, RollCall, RealClearPolitics, LA Times, Newsmax, BBC, Foreign Policy, The Hill, Breitbart, Fortune, Forbes, DefenseOne, Newsweek, NPR, Popular Mechanics and many others.