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Can Biden Afford to Ignore North Korea?

Victor Cha and Sue Mi Terry explain why North Korea's latest missile launches are a sign of impatience with the United States and how to deescalate the situation.
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About the Episode

North Korea’s long-range missile launch this week—already the seventh test in 2022—has the potential to reach the US territory of Guam and destabilize regional alliances. Former National Security Council leaders Victor Cha and Sue Mi Terry join Deep Dish to explain why North Korea appears to be acting with impunity and why the United States can’t afford to ignore the situation.


About the Experts
Senior Vice President and Korea Chair, CSIS
Victor Cha is D.S. Song-Korea Foundation Professor of Government and Asian Studies at Georgetown University and senior vice president and Korea chair at the Center for Strategic and International Studies. He formerly served as a director for Asian affairs on the National Security Council from 2004 to 2007.
Director of the Hyundai Motor-Korea Foundation Center for Korean History and Public Policy, Wilson Center
Sue Mi Terry is director of the Hyundai Motor-Korea Foundation Center for Korean History and Public Policy at the Wilson Center and is widely recognized as one of the world’s foremost authorities on the Korean Peninsula and Northeast Asia. She has had an extensive career in the U.S. government, academia, and the private sector.
Brian Hanson
Former Vice President, Studies
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Brian Hanson served as the vice president of studies at the Chicago Council on Global Affairs. He managed the Council's research operations and hosted the Council's weekly podcast, Deep Dish on Global Affairs.
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