The Lowy Institute for International Policy, in partnership with leading U.S. think tank the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), presents a new video discussion series entitled "Views Across the Pacific". These real-time conversations, feature Fellows from both organisations discussing topical foreign policy issues, providing a fresh global perspective that highlights the unique geographic viewpoints of the experts in Washington D.C. and Sydney.
The first of this series is a discussion between Lowy Institute International Security Director Rory Medcalf and Chair for Korean Studies at CSIS, Dr Victor Cha. They discuss the current state of play with North Korea (0.46) following high tensions earlier this year. The look at the limits of sanctions (0:34), the challenges of deterrence (2:36), the role of the U.S (6:16), Australia (3:35), as well as China's role (7:57) amid Pyongyang’s determination to retain its nuclear weapons.