Victor D. Cha

Georgetown University

Bio

Victor D. Cha holds the D. S. Song-Korea Foundation Chair in Government and is the director of Asian studies at Georgetown University. He formerly served as director of Asian affairs on the White House National Security Council.

Featured Work

FEB 10, 2017 Podcast

Global Ethics Forum Preview: Powerplay: The Origins of the American Alliance System in Asia with Victor Cha

Next time on Global Ethics Forum, Georgetown's Victor Cha discusses the complex relationships America has with its East Asian allies. In this excerpt, Cha says ...

Victor D. Cha. CREDIT: Amanda Ghanooni

OCT 25, 2016 Podcast

Powerplay: The Origins of the American Alliance System in Asia

Why is there no NATO for Asia? After World War II, why did the United States opt for bilateral relationships with countries like Japan and ...

The Impossible State: North Korea, Past and Future

JUN 11, 2012 Podcast

The Impossible State: North Korea, Past and Future

Policy expert and scholar Victor Cha lifts the curtain on North Korea, one of the world's most isolated, poorly-understood, and dangerous nations, and explains why ...

Statue of Kim Il Sung in North Korea. CREDIT: <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/roman-harak/5015232313/" target="_blank">Roman Harak</a> (<a href="https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/" target="_blank">CC</a>)

JUN 5, 2009 Podcast

North Korea: What Next?

There are no good options in negotiations with North Korea, says Bush's top advisor on North Korean affairs, Victor Cha. It's always a choice between ...