The challenge posed to US strategists, planners, and policymakers by North Korea brings with it a range of questions. What tools exist with which to influence the isolated regime of Kim Jong-Un? Do traditional deterrence models apply? How do US interests overlay on the comparatively longer-term objectives espoused by North Korean officials?
On October 17, 2017, Dr. Victor Cha addressed these and other questions surrounding the North Korean challenge. Dr. Cha holds the D.S. Song–Korea Foundation Chair in the Department of Government and School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University. Before that, he spent three years as the Director for Asian Affairs at the National Security Council.
Watch the video of Dr. Cha’s full remarks below, and listen to this episode of the MWI Podcast, which also features a fascinating discussion with him.