|Jacques Fuqua, a retired US Army officer who served as a Northeast Asia Foreign Area Officer, presently serves as Assistant Provost for International Affairs, Auburn University at Montgomery. Prior to his current posting, Fuqua served as chief international officer and Director of International Programs and Services at Indiana State University, 2008-2011; Director of International Engagement, Communications and Protocol at the University of Illinois (Urbana-Champaign), 2005-2008; and Associate Director of the East Asian Studies Center at Indiana University (Bloomington), 2000-2005. He retired from the U.S. Army in February 2000 as a Lieutenant Colonel after 21 years of active duty service. He has authored a manuscript, “Nuclear Endgame: The Need to Engage North Korea,” published by Praeger Security International (August 2007). A second manuscript is due for publication in November 2011 by Potomac Publishing entitled, "Korean Unification: Inevitable Challenges." Fuqua has also authored numerous journal and newspaper articles on Korean peninsula and US-Japan security issues and has participated in various television and radio interviews discussing the North Korean nuclear issue. He also teaches courses on the history of East Asian diplomacy (1844-Present), the diplomatic history of Korea (1392-Present) and Japanese history.