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June 4, 2018
Senior Advisor Amb. Joseph Yun Asks If a Deal with North Korea is Really Possible

Foreign Affairs

Over the past few weeks, the on again-off again U.S.–North Korean summit has drawn a considerable amount of attention to the question of whether the meeting between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un will even take place. But the danger of focusing on Trump and Kim’s game of hot and cold is that it is diverting focus from the more fundamental issue at hand: what a minimally successful agreement between Washington and Pyongyang should look like.

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May 1, 2018
The Asia Group Welcomes Ambassador Joseph Y. Yun as Senior Advisor

WASHINGTON, D.C. (May 1, 2018) – The Asia Group announced today that Ambassador Joseph Y. Yun has joined the firm as Senior Advisor. Ambassador Yun brings over three decades of experience at the highest levels of the U.S. foreign service. Most recently serving as the U.S. Special Representative for North Korea Policy, he played an instrumental role in reopening the “New York channel,” a direct communication line with officials from Pyongyang.

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April 24, 2018
Vice Chairman Ambassador Richard Verma on How India and the United States Cannot be Fights on Trade Issue, but Cooperating on Defense

DNA India

India and the US cannot be “fighting everyday on trade issues while cooperating on defence, former US Ambassador to India Richard Verma has said, highlighting the need to “fire on all cylinders” to move ahead their strategic relations.

Verma said Washington and New Delhi want an “ambitious relationship” and to become natural allies for that they need to be “firing on all cylinders”, including economic and military.

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April 18, 2018
Director of Research Siddharth Mohandas on U.S.-China Relations and North Korea (Video)

Bloomberg TV

The Asia Group’s Director of Research Siddharth Mohandas spoke at Bloomberg’s Invest Asia conference on April 11, 2018 in Hong Kong. Mohandas discussed the geopolitical risks affecting markets including upcoming diplomatic efforts on the Korean Peninsula and trade tension between China and the United States.

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April 5, 2018
President Nirav Patel and Abraham Denmark on When President Trump Meets North Korea Leader Kim Jong-un

The Wilson Center

The long-simmering crisis between North Korea and the United States has reached a new, consequential phase. President Trump’s decision to meet with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un will be a decisive moment in a struggle that has lasted since the United States rst suspected North Korea of harboring nuclear ambitions in the 1980s. Regardless of how the summit may transpire, one thing is clear: this challenge, and the geopolitics of East Asia, will never be the same again.

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