Professor Victor Cha, D.S. Song-KF Endowed Chair in Government and International Affairs, discussed North Korea’s past, present and uncertain future at an event for the updated edition of his book The Impossible State that will be released on October 23. He focused particularly on the significance of the recent summits between the U.S. and North Korea.
Amina Mendez Acosta (GHD’19) reflects on her journey from a small rural village in the Philippines to a master’s program at the SFS. She explains how her experiences as a child living in relative poverty have informed her desire to work in development, focusing on financial inclusion, agriculture, and food security.
Professor Caitlin Talmadge writes in Foreign Affairs about the growing possibility of confrontation between the U.S. and China—confrontation that could turn nuclear. “A war between the two countries remains unlikely, but the prospect of a military confrontation—resulting, for example, from a Chinese campaign against Taiwan—no longer seems as implausible as it once did,” Talmadge said.