North Korea is the Impossible State. Each week join the people who know the most about North Korea—The Center for Strategic and International Studies’ Victor Cha, Mike Green, and Sue Mi Terry—for an insider's discussion with host H. Andrew Schwartz about the United States’ top national security priority. Email your questions to ImpossibleState@csis.org.
Biden-Moon Summit Recap: North Korea, Supply Chains, and Covid-19
In this episode, Dr. Victor Cha is joined by Dr. Sue Mi Terry of CSIS and special guest Mr. Scott Snyder of the Council on Foreign Relations to give their assessments of the recently concluded Biden-Moon summit, and where they see U.S.-ROK relations moving forward, including on Covid-19, vaccines, supply chains, North Korea policy, China and Japan.
The Biden-Moon Summit
In this episode, Dr. Victor Cha and Andrew Schwartz are joined by Dr. Sue Mi Terry of CSIS to talk about the Biden-Moon summit, the first summit meeting between the two leaders. They discuss North Korea policy, vaccine diplomacy, sports and the Tokyo Olympics and deliverables for the summit.
An Engagement Strategy for Hawks
In this episode, Dr. Victor Cha and Andrew Schwartz are joined by Dr. Sue Mi Terry and Mr. Eric Brewer to talk about their op-ed for Foreign Affairs outlining a realistic bargain with North Korea, what we know of the trilateral meeting among U.S.-Japan-Korea national security advisors in Annapolis last week, and what to expect of Biden’s North Korea policy moving forward.
Parsing “Denuclearization” of North Korea
In this episode, Dr. Victor Cha is joined by Dr. Michael Green and Dr. Sue Mi Terry of CSIS to talk about the results of the “2+2” meetings by Secretary Blinken and Secretary Austin in Japan and Korea last week, and the path forward for U.S. diplomacy with North Korea.
North Korean Cyber Threats and the "2+2"
In this episode, Dr. Victor Cha and Andrew Schwartz are joined by Dr. Sue Mi Terry of CSIS and Ms. Jenny Jun of Columbia University to talk about North Korean cyber threats and the upcoming “2+2” meetings in Japan and South Korea this week.
Covid-19 in North Korea
In this episode, Dr. Victor Cha and Andrew Schwartz are joined by Dr. J. Stephen Morrison of CSIS and Dr. Kee Park of Harvard Medical School to talk about Covid-19 in North Korea. They discussed what we know and don't know about the lockdown and the severity of the health situation there, and what to expect moving forward with how the Biden administration and the international community will deal with the pandemic in North Korea.