The Capital Cable
The CSIS Korea Chair presents the “The Capital Cable” series live on YouTube, a new breaking news analysis program. With a new episode every two weeks, The Capital Cable provides cutting edge expert analysis of events on the Korean peninsula and how it impacts the U.S. and Asia. Hosted by former U.S. ambassador to Korea for President Barack Obama Mark Lippert and with regular participants Victor Cha and Sue Terry, The Capital Cable features special guests every episode from the US and Korean governments, experts, and opinion leaders. Archived episodes can be found below.
The Capital Cable is made possible by the generous support of Kia Motors and the Center for Strategic and International Studies.
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한국 시청자분들은 유튜브에 설정 아이콘을 누른 후 자동 자막 번역 설정을 선택하시거나 변경하실 수 있습니다.
May 13, 2021
Please join us for a special discussion on the Biden administration's North Korea policy review with Ambassador Robert Gallucci and Ambassador Christopher R. Hill.
April 29, 2021
Amb. Seokyoung Choi, former Ambassador to the UN and the WTO in Geneva, Ms. Wendy Cutler, Vice President of the Asia Society Policy Institute, and Mr. Matthew Goodman, Senior Vice President for Economics and Simon Chair in Political Economy at CSIS joined us for another special discussion on economics and trade issues in Korea.
Episode Twenty Four
April 15, 2021
Mr. Marc Knapper, the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Korea and Japan at the U.S. Department of State joined us for a discussion on U.S.-Japan-Korea trilateral relations and Secretary of State Antony Blinken's recent trip to Korea.
Episode Twenty Three on the KBO
April 1, 2021
A group of KBO analysts and former KBO player joined us for a special episode of “The Capital Cable” on the new season of the KBO League.
Episode Twenty Two with Harry Harris
March 19, 2021
Amb. Harry Harris, the former U.S. ambassador to the Republic of Korea, and former Commander of U.S. Pacific Command (USPACOM) joined us for a special discussion about the latest situation on the Korean peninsula.
Amb. Seokyoung Choi, former Ambassador to the UN and the WTO in Geneva, Ms. Wendy Cutler, Vice President of the Asia Society Policy Institute, and Mr. Matthew Goodman, Senior Vice President for Economics and Simon Chair in Political Economy at CSIS joined us for a discussion about trade and economic issues between the US and South Korea.
Episode Twenty with Chung Jae-ho, Bonnie Glaser and Wi Sunglac
February 18, 2021
Ms. Bonnie Glaser, Senior Adviser for Asia and Director of the China Power Project at CSIS, Dr. Chung Jaeho, Professor and Director, Program on U.S.-China Relations at Seoul National University, and Amb. Wi Sunglac, former ROK ambassador to Russia joined us for a special discussion about Korea and China.
Episode Nineteen with Alastair Gale, David Nakamura, Motoko Rich
February 3, 2021
Mr. Alastair Gale, Japan Editor at The Wall Street Journal, Mr. David Nakamura, White House reporter at The Washington Post and Ms. Motoko Rich, Tokyo Bureau Chief at The New York Times joined us for a special discussion about the new Biden administration and U.S. relations with the two Koreas and Japan.
Episode Eighteen with Sydney Seiler
January 22, 2021
Mr. Sydney Seiler, the National Intelligence Officer for North Korea at the National Intelligence Council joined us for a special discussion on the recent North Korea's Workers Party Congress, the North Korean threat and leadership dynamics in North Korea.
Episode Seventeen with Evan Medeiros and Jiyoon Kim
December 17, 2020
Dr. Evan Medeiros of Georgetown University and Dr. Jiyoon Kim of the Institute of Democracy and Education joined us for a special discussion on China, South and North Korea relations and domestic South Korean domestic politics.
Episode Sixteen with John O. Brennan
December 4, 2020
Mr. John O. Brennan, the former director of the Central Intelligence from 2013 to 2017 joined us for a discussion about the top U.S. national security issues and priorities for a Biden administration.
Episode Fifteen with Denis McDonough
November 19, 2020
Mr. Denis McDonough, the former Chief of Staff to President Barack Obama (2013-2017) and the former Deputy National Security Advisor, joined us for an insightful discussion on the presidential transition process and the foreign policy priorities of a new Biden administration.
Episode Fourteen with Joel Johnson and Christopher Hill
November 5, 2020
In this special two-part discussion of The Capital Cable, we were joined by Mr. Joel Johnson, Managing Director with The Glover Park Group for a special analysis of the U.S. presidential election. The second part of the show was a discussion with Ambassador Christopher R. Hill, a former U.S. ambassador to the Republic of Korea on what the presidential election means for the U.S.-ROK alliance and North Korea policy moving forward.
Episode Thirteen with John C. Demers and Michael Green
October 22, 2020
In this special two-part discussion of The Capital Cable, we were joined by Mr. John C. Demers, the Assistant Attorney General for National Security at the U.S. Department of Justice and Dr. Michael Green, Senior Vice President for Asia and Japan Chair at CSIS. Mr. Demers spoke about sanctions and national security issues concerning North Korea, South Korea and the Northeast Asia region. For the second-part of the show, Dr. Michael Green discussed the new CSIS survey, "Mapping the Future of U.S. China Policy", and what its findings mean for Korea and U.S. allies in the region.
Episode Twelve with Marc Knapper
October 8, 2020
Mr. Marc Knapper, the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Korea and Japan at the U.S. Department of State joined us again for a special conversation on Secretary Pompeo's trip to Northeast Asia, North Korea's Party Foundation Day on October 10, inter-Korean developments and much more.
Episode Eleven with Rep. Ami Bera
September 24, 2020
Please join us on September 24 for a special discussion with Rep. Ami Bera (D-CA), member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, where he serves as Chairman of the Subcommittee on Asia, The Pacific, and Nonproliferation. He is also Co-Chair of the Congressional Study Group on Korea. Topics of discussion will include the U.S.-ROK alliance, U.S. policy towards North Korea, COVID-19 challenges and much more.
Episode Ten with Robert B. Abrams
September 10, 2020
Special guest General Robert B. Abrams, Commander of United Nations Command, ROK-U.S. Combined Forces Command, and United States Forces Korea (UNC/CFC/USFK) joined us for a fascinating discussion on the U.S.-ROK alliance, including OPCON transition, the U.S. policy towards North Korea and many more critical issues on the Korean Peninsula.
Episode Nine with Markus Garlauskas
August 27, 2020
Special guest Mr. Markus Garlauskas, a nonresident senior fellow with the Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security’s Asia Security Initiative, part of the Atlantic Council joined us for a special conversation on U.S. policy towards North Korea, “October Surprise” and inter-Korean relations. Mr. Garlauskas recently concluded almost two decades of service as a US government official. He was appointed to the Senior National Intelligence Service as the National Intelligence Officer (NIO) for North Korea on the National Intelligence Council from July 2014 to June 2020. As NIO, he led the US intelligence community’s strategic analysis on North Korea issues and expanded analytic outreach to non-government experts. He also provided direct analytic support to top-level policy deliberations, including the presidential transition, as well as the Singapore and Hanoi summits with North Korea.
Episode Eight with Tae Young-ho
August 13, 2020
Special guest the Honorable Tae Young-ho, a current member of the National Assembly of the Republic of Korea joined us for a special conversation on North Korea, inter-Korea relations, human rights and his new life as a National Assemblyman. The Honorable Tae was formerly the deputy chief of mission at the Embassy of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea in the United Kingdom.
Episode Seven with Cho Taeyong
July 30, 2020
Special guest the Honorable Cho Taeyong, a current member of the National Assembly of Korea, who also served as a former deputy national security adviser and a former vice minister of foreign affairs of the Republic of Korea, joined us for a special conversation on the U.S.-ROK alliance, inter-Korean relations, and regional relations.
Episode Six with Caroline Kennedy
July 15, 2020
Special guest Amb. Caroline Kennedy joined us for a special conversation on her time as ambassador to Japan (2013-2017), the U.S.-Korea-Japan trilateral relationship, and the importance of female leadership in national security.
Episode Five with the Korea Chairs
July 2, 2020
In this special edition of “The Capital Cable” with the three Korea Foundation Korea Chairs, Jung Pak of The Brookings Institution, Dr. Ramon Pacheco Pardo of the Institute for European Studies of Vrijie Universiteit Brussel (IES-VUB) joined Dr. Victor Cha, Amb. Mark Lippert and Dr. Sue Mi Terry for a conversation on the latest developments on the Korean peninsula, including the EU-ROK summit, John Bolton’s book and more.
Episode Four with Vincent Brooks
June 17, 2020
Special guest Gen. (Ret.) Vincent Brooks joined us for a conversation about North Korea’s latest actions, inter-Korean relations, the rise of Kim Yo-jong, and what the U.S. and ROK can do moving forward.
Episode Three with Marc Knapper
June 4, 2020
Special guest Mr. Marc Knapper joined us for a conversation about the U.S.-ROK relations, including the Special Measures Agreement (SMA), the G-7, the New Southern Policy, and rumors regarding THAAD
Episode Two with Robert King & Katrin Katz
May 21, 2020
Special guests Amb. Robert King and Dr. Katrin Fraser Katz joined us for a conversation on humanitarian aid in North Korea, U.S.-ROK alliance, the disappearance and re-emergence of Kim Jong-un and what that means for potential leadership transition, and South Korea's economy and COVID-19 response.
Episode One with Marc Knapper
May 5, 2020
Special guest Mr. Marc Knapper, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Korea and Japan, Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs, U.S. Department of State joined us for a conversation on the South Korean elections, COVID-19 response, U.S.-ROK relations, and diplomacy with North Korea.