Interview with TDM’s “Telejornal” on North Korea’s Nuclear Weapons Program

I was interviewed on Teledifusão Macau’s “Telejornal” regarding North Korea’s nuclear weapons program, along with former Portuguese Ambassador to South Korea Carlos Frota and my colleague Professor Rodney Bruce Hall from the University of Macau.

The segment aired last night and should be viewable at:

At the moment, the stream doesn’t seem to be working, but it is accessible on mobile.

1.) Visit
2.) Click “TV Noticias”
3.) Click “Telejornal”
4.) Click 2017-05-19
5.) The segment starts at the 8-minute mark.

Please note that although the report and Ambassador Frota’s remarks are in Portuguese, my remarks and Professor Hall’s are in English.

“A New Chapter in Myanmar-Vatican Relations” published by The Diplomat

The Diplomat has just published my article on Myanmar and the Vatican’s establishment of diplomatic relations. I discuss how rapprochement with Myanmar reflects the Vatican’s broader diplomatic push in Asia and how closer relations with the Vatican could benefit Myanmar’s relations with ethnic minority groups. I also explain how Pope Francis’s decision to give Aung San Suu Kyi his World Peace Day message suggests how the Church’s newly established organization for promoting integrated human development could help Myanmar forge peace with ethnic armed groups.