On September 13, North Korean Leader Kim Jong met with Russian President Vladmir Putin at the Vostochny Cosmodrome, Russia’s most advanced space launch site. The meeting sparked concern in the West that Kim could supply Russia with weapons and munitions for its war in Ukraine and speculation about what North Korea would receive in return.
In this episode, Ken Gause and Paul Schwartz discuss the significance of the meeting and its implications for US policy makers.
Ken Gause is an expert on the North Korean leadership and political system. He has written several books on North Korea, focusing on its politics, military apparatus, and internal security system, including “North Korean House of Cards.”
Paul Schwartz is a Research Scientist with CNA’s Russia Studies Program.
A War of Attrition: Assessing the Impact of Equipment Shortages on Russian Military Operations in Ukraine
Last month, the Navy and the Marine Corps held Large Scale Exercise 2023. The exercise integrates six Navy and Marine Corps component commands and seven numbered fleets across the globe. More than 10,000 Sailors and Marines across 22 time zones participated in the exercise. 48 CNA analysts supported this exercise, including 14 aboard ships in all 7 Numbered Fleets.
In this episode, Josh Tallis and Mallory Ladd, who deployed during the exercise, join the podcast to discuss their experience and how this on-site analysis is central to CNA’s approach to research.
Mallory Ladd is a Research Scientist with CNA’s Operational Training and Readiness Program. She specializes in joint all-domain training and readiness, Arctic science and maritime operations, and contested logistics.
Facebook Photo Album: Josh Tallis Deployment, USS Mount Whitney
Facebook Photo Album: Mallory Ladd Deployment, USS Carl Vinson
Instagram Photo Album: Josh Tallis Deployment, USS Mount Whitney
Instagram Photo Album: Mallory Ladd Deployment, USS Carl Vinson