Sarah Vogler
Associate Research Analyst


Sarah Vogler is an expert in adversary analysis, with a particular focus on North Korea. Her recent research topics include strategic calculus and decision-making in North Korea, North Korean command and control, and U.S. security policy in Northeast Asia. Vogler has also worked on issues related to adversary approaches to cyber warfare.

Prior to joining CNA, Vogler received her B.A. in international affairs with concentrations in conflict and security and European and Eurasian studies, as well as a minor in sociocultural anthropology, from the George Washington University. She received her M.A. in international affairs with a focus on U.S. foreign policy, also from the George Washington University.


October 6, 2018

Sarah Vogler writes, “Despite the seemingly cordial relations between President Trump and Kim, North Korea and the United States do not trust each other, their definitions of what ‘denuclearization of the Korean peninsula’ means are different, and neither side agrees to the other’s opening negotiating position.”

The Hill: “More Than Symbolic Gestures Needed in U.S.-North Korea Talks”

January 8, 2018

Sarah Vogler says, "After all that's been said, the war of words between the two men over the course of the past few weeks and months; it would be very difficult for Kim Jong Un to meet with Donald Trump one on one at this point. Korean culture is very rooted in respect and the legitimacy of the ruler."

CNN: "Rare North and South Korea Peace Talks Begin Soon"

May 8, 2017

CNA’s Center for Strategic Studies releases Russia’s Approach to Cyber Warfare by CNA analysts Michael Connell, Ph.D. and Sarah Vogler