The Impossible State

The View from Europe

In this episode, experts discuss the upcoming Trump-Kim summit in Hanoi. CSIS's Korea Chair, Victor Cha, and host H. Andrew Schwartz welcome Dr. Ramon Pacheco Pardo, a lecturer at the London Asia Pacific Centre for Social Science, and a committee member of the EU’s Council...

A Great Deception

David Sanger of the New York Times and resident Korea expert Victor Cha weigh in on the recent CSIS findings of 16 hidden missile bases in North Korea. They discuss David Sanger’s article on the matter, and how the Trump administration has responded to these...

60 Minutes and Whiplash

Resident experts Victor Cha and Sue Mi Terry weigh in on the president's latest "60 Minutes" interview. They also discuss what to expect at the next Trump-Kim summit and the newest chapter of Cha's updated seminal book, The Impossible State. (The Impossible State, Updated Edition:...

Strategizing Engagement

David Kang, director of the Korean Studies Institute at the University of Southern California, joins guest host Victor Cha of CSIS to discuss the second edition of their book, Nuclear North Korea: A Debate on Engagement Strategies from the studio. Originally published in 2003, the...

Recovery Operations

Dr. Jennie Jin, an anthropologist with the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency and the lead researcher tasked to identify the recent American POW/MIA remains from North Korea, joins resident expert Victor Cha and host H. Andrew Schwartz by phone from Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.Download transcript here.  The...