CSIS's Asia portfolio includes the broader Asia Program encompassing numerous endowed chairs and programs — the Freeman Chair in China Studies, the Japan Chair, the Korea Chair, the Economics Program, the Chair in U.S.-India Policy Studies, the Southeast Asia Program, the China Power Project, the Australia Chair, and the Trustee Chair in Chinese Business and Economics. Asia also features heavily in the work of other CSIS programs, including the International Security Program, Energy Security and Climate Change Program, and Global Health Policy Center, among others.

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Putin’s Play in NK: The Truth of the Matter Crossover Episode

In a crossover episode with CSIS's The Truth of the Matter, Dr. Victor Cha discusses Vladimir Putin’s visit to Pyongyang and why he believes the “Mutual Defense Treaty” agreed to by  Russia and North Korea is the greatest threat to U.S. national security since the Korean War.  Also discussed—what this means for the U.S. and its allies and how it impacts China.

Podcast Episode by Victor Cha and H. Andrew Schwartz — June 21, 2024

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Victor Cha
Senior Vice President for Asia and Korea Chair
Bonny Lin
Director, China Power Project and Senior Fellow, Asian Security
Scott Kennedy
Senior Adviser and Trustee Chair in Chinese Business and Economics
Matthew P. Funaiole
Vice President, iDeas Lab, Andreas C. Dracopoulos Chair in Innovation and Senior Fellow, China Power Project
Gregory B. Poling
Senior Fellow and Director, Southeast Asia Program and Asia Maritime Transparency Initiative
Ellen Kim
Deputy Director and Senior Fellow, Korea Chair
Kathleen Mcinnis
Senior Fellow, International Security Program and Director, Smart Women, Smart Power Initiative
Neelima Jain
Deputy Director and Senior Fellow, Chair in U.S.-India Policy Studies
Senior Fellow, Trustee Chair in Chinese Business and Economics
Emily Benson
Director, Project on Trade and Technology and Senior Fellow, Scholl Chair in International Business
Yuko Nakano
Fellow, Japan Chair, and Associate Director, U.S.-Japan Strategic Leadership Program
Lily McElwee
Deputy Director and Fellow, Freeman Chair in China Studies
Harrison Prétat
Deputy Director and Fellow, Asia Maritime Transparency Initiative