Author Archives: Leon Whyte

About Leon Whyte

I'm a recent graduate of the Fletcher school of Law and Diplomacy. My interests include Pacific Asia and Security. I am looking for related opportunities.

Drug Use, HIV and a Harm Reduction Model in Northern China

North Korea and China have long had a strong, unique, bond since the creation of the PRC and the DPRK, starting with Korean volunteers fighting with communist forces during the Chinese Civil War and becoming even stronger after the CCP … Continue reading

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New Ebook about the US-South Korea alliance

I’ve just published my first Kindle ebook based on a year of research and writing. It is called “Evolution of the US-South Korea Alliance: Looking to the Post Unification Future” It is 58 pages and available for $4 here.

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How to Understand North Korea

I have been in DC for the past 3 months or so after graduating from Fletcher looking for work and learning about the city. This has included going to several events featuring lectures and panels on North Korea. The more … Continue reading

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Background reading for President Xi’s state visit

Here are some good links for people interested in learning more before China’s President Xi comes to the US for a state visit. 1- Born Red, Evan Osnos, The New Yorker: Great background piece on President Xi 2- China’s Elegant, … Continue reading

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GOP 2nd Debate

Last night I watched the 2nd GOP debate, all 3+ hours of it. As an American, I find it interesting, but in many parts embarrassing. The squabbling was admittedly fun to watch, but ┬áthe real troubling parts were what passed … Continue reading

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Decoding CCP Catchphrases

With Chinese President Xi Jinping coming to the United States for a visit later this month, I am sure that some of these stock CCP catchphrases will be used. I will be adding new phrases and meanings as I think … Continue reading

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Evolution of the US-ROK alliance Series

Over this past summer, I have written a series for the Diplomat magazine about the US-ROK alliance looking at how it has evolved, and what the future might hold. This post has all of the links to the articles in … Continue reading

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Deterring North Korea

Much of international security depends on maintaining credible deterrence. Effective deterrence relies on two key factors: capability and credibility. In order to prevent a hostile force from attacking, countries need to be able to show that they have the resources … Continue reading

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When People ask me what is happening in North Korea

Among several people that know me, I’ve developed a reputation as a North Korea “watcher”, so it has become common for people to ask me what is happening in North Korea, or what will happen in North Korea, or when … Continue reading

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Graduation- No longer a student at Fletcher and looking for new opportunities

Greetings blog followers. You may have noticed that recently my blog posts have become more sporadic and mostly just links to outside published work. This is mostly due to the fact that I recently graduated from the Fletcher School of … Continue reading

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