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Thomas Gaulkin

Multimedia Editor

Articles by Thomas Gaulkin

12 June 2018
AmericasAsia

Character is Destiny Pictures

Thomas Gaulkin

The Singapore summit was a kind of claustrophobic simulacrum of an international summit. Then the press conference got weird too.

11 June 2018
AmericasAsia

Duyeon Kim on outcomes of the North Korea summit

Thomas Gaulkin

In the lead-up to the June 12 summit between the US and North Korea, Bulletin columnist Duyeon Kim joined a panel of experts to discuss the outcomes they prefer, the ones they expect, and what happens after everyone goes home.

10 June 2018

North Korea is not crazy

Thomas Gaulkin

University of Chicago history professor Bruce Cumings has made a career of overcoming the conventional wisdom on North Korea. He's visited the country several times, and observed its ups and downs under the leadership of the whole Kim dynasty.

Ahead of the momentous June 12 meeting between Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un, Cumings reflects on North Korea's recent history, where past negotiations went wrong, and says the isolated nation wants the same thing it always has: a new relationship with the United States.

31 May 2018
AfricaAmericasAsiaEurope/RussiaMiddle East

Climate change won't heat the planet equally

Thomas Gaulkin

Who will feel the impacts of rising temperatures first? Not the wealthy.

24 May 2018

How the Bulletin anticipated Trump's letter to Kim

Thomas Gaulkin

On May 24, Donald Trump informed Kim Jong-un in a letter that he felt it "inappropriate" to hold the June 12 meeting between the two leaders. Trump cited "tremendous anger and open hostility" as the reason for his decision. Trump's comments—which pairs a reminder to Kim of the strength of the US nuclear arsenal with an apparent openness to future dialogue—reflects what the Bulletin's contributors have observed about the events leading to this moment. Tap the highlighted text to read more.

22 May 2018
AmericasAsiaEurope/Russia

Banking on military models to combat cyber threats

Thomas Gaulkin

American banks are fighting cyberattacks using systems designed to combat terrorist threats. With state-sponsored hacking on the rise, military-style defense may soon just be good customer service.

20 April 2018
Americas

Beyond imagining

Thomas Gaulkin

A powerful new computer simulation is helping government agencies predict what every single survivor would do after a nuclear explosion in Washington, D.C.

11 April 2018
Americas

Doomsday Slam

Thomas Gaulkin

A team of Chicago high school students inspired by the 2018 Doomsday Clock announcement advanced to the semi-finals of the world's largest youth poetry slam.

11 April 2018

Doomsday Slam

Thomas Gaulkin

A team of Chicago high school students inspired by the 2018 Doomsday Clock announcement advanced to the semi-finals of the world's largest youth poetry slam. Learn more

6 April 2018

A primer on resilience

Thomas Gaulkin

A quick look at the rising use of the term "resilience" with Alice Hill, research fellow at the Hoover Institution and guest editor of the March/April 2018 Bulletin magazine.

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