Korea Chair

The Korea Chair is the premier independent platform in Washington, D.C. for the advancement of major policy issues of common importance to the people of the Republic of Korea and the United States


Through nonpartisan, expert analysis and cutting-edge research on ongoing policy opportunities and security challenges facing the region, the Korea Chair promotes a greater understanding of relations between the United States, Korea, and Asia. 

CSIS appointed Dr. Victor Cha, former White House official and Georgetown University professor and vice dean as the inaugural chair holder in 2009. 

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The New Russia-North Korea Security Alliance

An audio version of “The New Russia-North Korea Security Alliance,” a new Critical Questions by CSIS’s Victor Cha and Ellen Kim. This audio was generated with text-to-speech by Eleven Labs. 

Podcast Episode by Victor Cha and Ellen Kim — June 20, 2024