Victor D. Cha is the D. S. Song-Korea Foundation Chair in Asian Studies and is the director of the Asian Studies Program in the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University. He is also senior adviser at the Center for Strategic and International Studies. 

Cha previously served as director for Asian affairs at the National Security Council from 2004 to 2007 and as deputy head of the U.S. delegation to the six-party talks from 2006 to 2007. He was also President George W. Bush's top advisor on North Korean affairs.

His books include Alignment Despite Antagonism: The US-Korea-Japan Security Triangle  (winner of the 2000 Ohira book prize) and The Impossible State: North Korea, Past and Future. Cha is also the co-author of Nuclear North Korea.

Cha has published articles on international relations and East Asia in numerous journals and is a frequent contributor and guest analyst for various media, such as CNN, National Public Radio, and The New York Times.  

Last Updated: August 8, 2017