September 27, 2018
South China Morning Post
Hong Kong’s commerce secretary urged the Trump administration on Wednesday to stop escalating trade tensions with China and work together towards a solution, saying his city’s status as a global trading hub might be at risk.Continue Reading
September 25, 2018
Vice Chairman Amb. Richard Verma Joins "National Visions" Panel at Perry World House's Colloquium "Competing Visions of the Global Order" at the University of Pennsylvania
The roundtable on “National Visions,” with Calderón, was moderated by Deborah Amos, National Public Radio international correspondent. Also on the panel were Catherine Ashton, former high representative of the European Union for foreign affairs and security policy; Aaron Friedberg, Princeton University professor of politics and international affairs; and Richard Verma, U.S. ambassador to India from 2015 to 2017.Continue Reading
September 22, 2018
The New York Times
WASHINGTON — North Korea’s Kim Jong Un is “little rocket man” no more. President Donald Trump isn’t a “mentally deranged U.S. dotard.”
In the year since Trump’s searing, debut U.N. speech fueled fears of nuclear conflict with North Korea, the two leaders have turned from threats to flattery.
And there’s fresh hope that the U.S. president’s abrupt shift from coercion to negotiation can yield results in getting Kim to halt, if not abandon, his nuclear weapons program.Continue Reading
August 16, 2018
Senior Advisor Amb. Joseph Yun on How the United States and North Korea Can Break the Cycle of Disappointment
The Washington Post
Joseph Yun is senior adviser to the Asia Group and the U.S. Institute of Peace. He was U.S. special representative for North Korea policy from 2016 to 2018.
Two months after the lofty promises of the Singapore summit, the United States and North Korea are back to square one. Both sides are blaming each other for failing to implement the agreements.Continue Reading
July 16, 2018
The Georgetown Dish
Daughters and granddaughters were the stars at an A-list reception by The Asia Group, a strategic advisory firm, celebrating philanthropic organization CARE on Thursday night, where the theme was educating young girls and women around the world.
Young women ruled the event. Some even introduced their parents and grandparents’ palates to new kinds of foods, all from restaurants: Sunday in Saigon in Alexandria, Va., and Bindaas in Washington, D.C.Continue Reading