Author Archive for Victor Cha

Dr. Victor Cha is senior adviser and Korea Chair at CSIS. He is also a professor of government at Georgetown University.

Of Complexes & Generals

By Victor Cha & Andy Lim Kim Jong-un has had a busy start to 2016, with a nuclear test in January, a claimed hydrogen bomb test and his third overall, and a long-range missile/satellite test over the weekend added to…

What is the Road Ahead?

By Victor Cha Earlier today, North Korea announced it had conducted a hydrogen bomb test. We take a look at the road ahead for the United Nations and the United States in response in our latest snapshot post: The United…

North Korean Vulnerability?

By Victor Cha & Lisa Collins — Tensions between North and South Korea escalated rapidly in the late summer of 2015 after an August 4 landmine blast in the demilitarized zone (DMZ), the fortified border that separates the two sides…

The New U.S.-ROK 123 Agreement

By Victor Cha The new U.S.-ROK 123 agreement, announced on April 22, is a unique and mutually beneficial deal that speaks to the decades-long civil nuclear relationship between the two allies and it will allow ongoing positive cooperation in nuclear…

The Next Two Years in Korea

By Victor Cha What must the administration contend with in its remaining two years in office on the Korean Peninsula? First, the United States is likely to see the next series of North Korean nuclear and ballistic missile tests. These…