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CSIS Experts on the Hanoi Summit

Korea Chair experts weigh in on prospects for the Hanoi Summit on February 27-28, 2019. Here is a selection of what our experts are saying ahead of the summit in congressional testimony, events, media press briefing, op-eds, podcasts and publications. More to come.

Avoiding Normalization Without Denuclearization: Keynote Speech by Senator Cory Gardner at CSIS Korea Chair’s “Implications of the U.S.-North Korea Summit” on Thursday, March 7


 
After Hanoi Summit: Rebuilding of Sohae Launch Facility by Joseph Bermudez and Victor Cha, CSIS Beyond Parallel, March 5, 2019 Commercial satellite imagery acquired on March 2, 2019, shows that North Korea is pursuing a rapid rebuilding of the long-range rocket site at Sohae.

 

 

What Comes Next on the North Korea Nuclear Roller Coaster? By Victor Cha, The New York Times, February 28, 2019

 
Assessment of the Trump-Kim Hanoi Summit by Sue Mi Terry and Lisa Collins, CSIS, February 28, 2019

The inaugural episode of CSIS High Resolution series “North Korea’s Secret Missile Operating Bases” looks at the Sakkanmol Missile Operating Base that we profiled in November 2018 for our “Undeclared North Korea” satellite imagery series on Beyond Parallel.

On the Eve of the Summit: Options for U.S. Diplomacy on North Korea. On February 26, 2019, Dr. Victor Cha testified before the House Foreign Affairs Committee, Subcommittee on Asia, the Pacific, and Nonproliferation on the U.S. options for diplomacy with North Korea during the Hanoi Summit and beyond. You can read Dr. Cha’s written testimony.
 

Press Call: Preview of the Second Trump-Kim Summit. On February 21, 2019, CSIS hosted a briefing call ahead of the second summit between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un in Vietnam on February 27 and 28. CSIS’s Victor Cha, Michael Green and Sue Mi Terry spoke to the press about questions ahead of the Hanoi Summit.

Press Call: Unpacking the Second Trump-Kim Summit. On February 28, 2019, CSIS hosted a briefing call with CSIS’s Victor Cha, Michael Green and Sue Mi Terry to unpack the second Trump-Kim Summit in Hanoi, Vietnam from February 27 to 28.

Prospects for the Trump-Kim Vietnam Summit. On February 22, 2019, CSIS Korea Chair will host a timely discussion with scholars, experts, and opinion leaders on the potential impact of the February 27 and 28, 2019 Vietnam Summit between the United States and North Korea, the possibilities for denuclearization, and regional implications of summit diplomacy for Northeast Asia.


With North Korea, a good deal for Trump's personal ambitions could be a terrible one for national security by Victor Cha, NBC News, February 26, 2019
 
North Korean WMD Facilities Idle Pre-Trump-Kim Summit by Joseph Bermudez and Victor Cha, CSIS Beyond Parallel, February 26, 2019
 
Trump, Kim and the Hanoi summit — at best, a peace mirage by Sue Mi Terry, Los Angeles Times, February 26, 2019

Give Peace a Chance, Just Not This Way by John Schaus, CSIS, February 26, 2019
 
'종전 선언'하면 한국에서 벌어질 일 [What will happen to South Korea when there is a declaration of the end of war] by Sue Mi Terry, Chosun Ilbo, February 27, 2019. [in Korean]
 
Database: Donald Trump’s Skepticism of U.S. Troops in Korea Since 1990 by Victor Cha, CSIS Beyond Parallel, February 25, 2019
 
What to Expect at the Second North Korea Summit by Victor Cha and Katrin Fraser Katz, Foreign Affairs, February 22, 2019
 
More Is Possible Now to Address North Korea’s Health and Humanitarian Needs by J. Stephen Morrison, CSIS, February 22, 2019

Fifth Anniversary of the Landmark Report of the UN Commission of Inquiry on North Korean Human Rights by Robert King, CSIS, February 21, 2019.

Human Rights Are the Key to a North Korea Deal by Victor Cha, Bloomberg Opinion, February 20, 2019.
 
 U.S. presidential power’s limits by Michael Green, Korea JoongAng Daily, February 19, 2019.

 


The Impossible State podcast. Each week join the people who know the most about North Korea—The Center for Strategic and International Studies’ Victor Cha, Mike Green, and Sue Mi Terry—for an insider’s discussion with host H. Andrew Schwartz about the United States’ top national security priority.

Countdown to Round II. In Episode 19 of The Impossible State podcast, Victor Cha and Stephen Noerper of the Korea Society discussed the upcoming second Trump-Kim summit in Hanoi, Vietnam from February 27-28.

The View from Europe. In Episode 18 of The Impossible State podcast, CSIS's Korea Chair, Victor Cha, and host H. Andrew Schwartz welcomed Dr. Ramon Pacheco Pardo, KF-VUB Korea Chair at the Institute for European Studies and Reader in International Relations at King's College London. Dr. Pacheco Pardo offers the view from Europe on the Korean peninsula. You can also read the transcript.

In a new episode of CBS Intelligence Matters podcast hosted by Michael Morell, the forming acting director of the CIA, he talked with Sue Mi Terry, senior fellow at the CSIS Korea Chair about the stakes and potential outcomes of President Trump’s upcoming second summit with North Korea’s Kim Jong-un. You can listen here on iTunes. You can also read here on CBS.

In a new CSIS “What’s Happening” video, Victor Cha explains what's at stake for the United States at the upcoming Hanoi Summit between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un.
 

CSIS Assesses the Singapore Summit

Korea Chair experts helped to explain, assess, and interpret the results of the Singapore Summit on June 12 , 2018 and the road ahead.

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CSIS experts were interviewed on national media outlets for their assessment of the Singapore Summit, including NBC, MSNBC, Fox News, CNBC, CNN and more.

Trump and Kim Have Just Walked Us Back From the Brink of War by Victor Cha, The New York Times, June 12, 2018.

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The Trump-Kim summit is marked by more angst than optimism by Sue Mi Terry and Bruce Klingner, Los Angeles Times, June 11, 2018.

The Trump-Kim Summit: Outcomes and Oversight, testimony by Dr. Michael J. Green before the House Committee on Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific, June 20, 2018.

Next Steps on U.S. Policy Toward North Korea, testimony by Dr. Victor Cha before the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations Subcommittee on East Asia, the Pacific, and International Cybersecurity Policy, June 5, 2018.

Assessment of the Singapore Summit by Victor Cha and Sue Mi Terry, CSIS Critical Questions, June 12, 2018.

North Korean Human Rights and the Singapore Summit – A Goal or a Tool? by Ambassador Robert. R. King, Korea Chair Platform, June 5, 2018.

The Impossible State. Each week join the people who know the most about North Korea—The Center for Strategic and International Studies’ Victor Cha, Mike Green, and Sue Mi Terry—for an insiders discussion with host H. Andrew Schwartz about the United States’ top national security priority.

Stunning Our Allies, Episode 4 of The Impossible State podcast. Dr. Victor Cha and Dr. Michael Green talked about the outcome of the Singapore Summit.

Post-Summit Press Conference Call with Michael Green, Victor Cha, Sue Mi Terry, and Bonnie Glaser, June 12, 2018.

ROK-U.S. Strategic Forum 2018: Assessing the Trump-Kim Summit, June 18, 2018

On June 18, CSIS Office of the Korea Chair and the Korea Foundation co-hosted the third annual ROK-U.S. Strategic Forum at CSIS headquarters in Washington, D.C., a timely discussion with scholars, experts, opinion leaders, and government officials from the United States and South Korea who will participate in a series of panel discussions focused on the historic inter-Korean and U.S.-North Korean summit meetings, the potential for denuclearization and building a peace regime on the Korean peninsula, and regional implications of summit diplomacy for Northeast Asia.

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