A bipartisan, 14-member Commission on the Korean Peninsula has looked at recommendations for strengthening extended deterrence and reexamining North Korea policy. Join us as members of the Commission discuss recommendations from our report.
by John J. Hamre, Joseph S. Nye Jr., Victor Cha, Katrin Fraser Katz, andVincent Brooks— January 19, 2023
After a long hiatus, Russian Roulette is back! Hosted by Max Bergmann and Dr. Maria Snegovaya of the Europe, Russia, and Eurasia Program at CSIS, Russian Roulette explores the politics, history, and complex societies of Russia and Eurasia. Tune in for fascinating interviews and discussions on some of the biggest questions facing the broader post-Soviet space. Produced by Tina Dolbaia and Nick Fenton.
by Max BergmannandMaria Snegovaya— January 19, 2023
On the inaugural episode of The Eurofile, Max and Donatienne talk Qatargate and tanks, two issues causing heated debate in Europe right now. Later on, they sit down with Sophia Besch, Fellow at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, to discuss Zeitenwende and all things German foreign and defense policy.
by Max BergmannandDonatienne Ruy— January 19, 2023
Amid new challenges, the United States and South Korea must re-examine its approach to North Korea policy and U.S. extended deterrence. Explore the recommendations of the CSIS Commission on the Korean Peninsula in this interactive report.
by John J. Hamre, Joseph S. Nye Jr., Victor Cha, andKatrin Fraser Katz— January 19, 2023
South Korea’s Indo-Pacific Strategy has come under scrutiny in the United States and China. It is a key indicator of how Seoul will align itself with Washington or Beijing in the Indo-Pacific after years of "strategic ambiguity" pursued under the previous Moon government.
In this episode of the ChinaPower Podcast, we are joined by Dr. Victor Cha to discuss the changing dynamics on the Korean Peninsula and the relationship between China and North Korea. He explains that despite outward appearances, the China-DPRK relationship is deeply fraught and not as close as it may seem. Dr. Cha reveals that between a strict Covid-19 lockdown and the sanctions imposed between 2016-2017, North Korea's dependence on China has fallen and Beijing may now lack adequate tools to place pressure on Pyongyang. Lastly, Dr. Cha challenges the notion that the United States and China share goals for a nuclear-free Korean peninsula. Rather, he contends, the two share common ground in wanting to prevent conflict on the peninsula.
Dr. Victor Cha is a Senior Vice President for Asia and holds the CSIS Korea Chair. He is professor of government and holds the D.S. Song-KF Chair in the Department of Government and the School of Foreign Service (SFS) at Georgetown University. In July 2019, he was appointed vice dean for faculty and graduate affairs in SFS. While working for the White House between 2004-2007, Dr. Cha was the director for Asian affairs at the National Security Council. He was responsible primarily for Japan, the Korean peninsula, Australia/New Zealand, and Pacific Island nation affairs. Dr. Cha was also the deputy head of delegation for the United States at the Six-Party Talks in Beijing. He is the author of five books, including the award-winning Alignment Despite Antagonism: The United States-Korea-Japan Security Triangle.
by Bonny LinandVictor Cha— January 19, 2023