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Manny Manriquez earned his Master of Arts degree in May 2012 from the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service’s Security Studies Program at Georgetown University, where he studied international security with a focus on nuclear weapons issues/nonproliferation and East Asian security. Manny also received a graduate certificate in Asian Studies and served as the Foreign Languages and Area Studies Fellow for Japan studies during the 2011-2012 academic year.

Manny has interned for the East Asia Nonproliferation Program at the Center for Nonproliferation Studies, the Japan Chair Program at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), and Congressman Martin Heinrich (D-NM) at his district office in Albuquerque, New Mexico. He also participated in the Critical Languages Scholarship program in Kyoto, Japan, the Japan Travel Program for Future U.S. Leaders in Tokyo, and the Pacific Forum CSIS Young Leaders Program. To date, he has published several works on East Asian and Japanese security issues as well as nuclear weapons issues.

Manny is serving as a Nonproliferation Graduate Fellow at the National Nuclear Security Administration from June 2012 to June 2013.

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Dr. Andrew Natsios believes the Obama administration must stop the use of "small inducements" like food aid to get Pyongyang to talk and push for serious econonomic reform to save the "dying country."

CSIS report by Dr Natsios:  "North Korea: A Different Perspective"

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