Security at the 2018 Winter Olympics


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Jan 18 2018 20 mins   3

As South Korea prepares to host the 2018 Winter Olympics just a short drive from its border with North Korea, we sit down to discuss security at the games in this episode of the podcast.


From heightened political tension with North Korea to the ongoing security threats facing every iteration of the games, Stratfor Chief Security Office Fred Burton shares his experience working security at the Olympics during his time with the U.S. Diplomatic Security Service. He’s joined by Stratfor Worldview Contributor Austin Duckworth, a doctoral student in the Department of Kinesiology and Health Education at The University of Texas at Austin. Duckworth’s work focuses on the intersection of security, international politics and sports.


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Related Reading:
Korea’s Place in History by Rodger Baker: https://worldview.stratfor.com/article/koreas-place-history


Who Will Protect the Next Olympics From North Korea by Austin Duckworth: https://worldview.stratfor.com/article/who-will-protect-next-olympics-north-korea


Threat Lens 2018 Annual Forecast - An Excerpt: https://worldview.stratfor.com/article/threat-lens-2018-annual-forecast-excerpt


Learn more about Stratfor Threat Lens: https://www.stratfor.com/products/threatlens


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