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The U.S. influence and presence on the Korean peninsula remains the single most formidable obstacle to North Korea’s ultimate objective of reunifying the peninsula under communist rule. As such, the NKIS’ clandestine role in both ensuring regime survival and promulgating North Korea’s own foreign policy objectives – in particular as it pertains to its interaction with the United States – is of paramount importance.

This course will focus on the activities, methodologies, and strategies of the North Korean Intelligence Service (NKIS) and its critical role in promoting the domestic and foreign policy objectives of what is arguably the most restrictive and dictatorial regime on earth. This course aims to educate future leaders of American foreign policy and national security to better understand North Korea as the hardest intelligence target and the uniqueness of its clandestine operations and revolutionary strategies.

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Spring