In Case You Missed It: Bush Institute Experts Discuss North Korea on KERA
Amanda Schnetzer, Director of the Bush Institute’s Global Initiatives, and Lindsay Lloyd, Deputy Director of the Human Freedom Initiative, joined Kris Boyd on KERA’s Think program this week to discuss how the U.S. should handle the growing threat of North Korea.
North Korea's unprecedented and accelerating tempo of missile tests and nuclear detonations shows no signs of fading, but denuclearization cannot be pursued or attained without addressing the human rights abuses in the country. Schnetzer and Lloyd described the history of the regime and ongoing challenges and offered policy recommendations for the way forward.
Listen to the interview - http://think.kera.org/2017/04/19/how-we-should-deal-with-north-korea/
Brittney Bain serves as the Deputy Director, Communications for the George W. Bush Presidential Center.
Prior to joining the Bush Center, she worked on Capitol Hill where she served most recently as deputy press secretary for the U.S. House Committee on the Judiciary. Bain interned in the White House Office of Communications during the George W. Bush Administration.
She received her bachelor’s degree from Baylor University and her master’s degree from The Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University.Full Bio
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ICYMI: Bush Institute Fellow Victor Cha Writes on North Korea in Washington Post
Bush Institute Fellow Victor Cha, former Director for Asian Affairs at the National Security Council and now senior adviser and Korea Chair at the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington, D.C., writes this week in a joint op-ed for The Washington Post on North Korea and the crucial role China plays in diplomacy. “It’s not enough to ask China to pressure Pyongyang to set up a U.S.-North Korea negotiation. China has to be a central part of the negotiation, too. China, rather than the United States, should be paying for North Korea to halt and roll back its nuclear and missile programs,” write Dr. Cha and Jake Sullivan, National Security Adviser to Vice President Joe Biden and Director of Policy Planning in the Obama administration. The piece makes the case for China as a key part of negotiation strategy and critiques previous attempts at diplomacy by offering suggestions for a new approach. “…this idea is no silver bullet&hellip
ICYMI: Congressional Letter to White House Cites Bush Institute Policy Work on North Korea
Several Members of Congress sent a letter to the White House this week that cites the Bush Institute’s policy work on North Korea, specifically the “direct link between the North Korean government’s violations of the rights of its citizens and the regime’s threat to international peace.”