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Cha, Victor D. 1961-

Overview
Works: 97 works in 196 publications in 3 languages and 5,687 library holdings
Genres: History  Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Author, Editor
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Most widely held works by Victor D Cha
The impossible state : North Korea, past and future by Victor D Cha( Book )

22 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,234 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Looks at the nation of North Korea, its history, social conditions, and place in world politics as it stands today and where it is likely to end up in the future. In this book the author, pulls back the curtain on provocative, isolationist North Korea, providing our best look yet at its history and the rise of the Kim family dynasty and the obsessive personality cult that empowers them. He illuminates the repressive regime's complex economy and culture, its appalling record of human rights abuses, and its belligerent relationship with the United States, and analyzes the regime's major security issues, from the seemingly endless war with its southern neighbor to its frightening nuclear ambitions, all in light of the destabilizing effects of Kim Jong-il's death and the transition of power to his unpredictable heir. This history warns of a regime that might be closer to its end than many might think, a political collapse for which America and its allies may be woefully unprepared
Nuclear North Korea : a debate on engagement strategies by Victor D Cha( Book )

19 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and held by 639 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The regime of Kim Jong-Il has been called "mad," "rogue," even, by the Wall Street Journal, the equivalent of an "unreformed serial killer." Yet, despite the avalanche of television and print coverage of the Pyongyang government's violation of nuclear nonproliferation agreements and existing scholarly literature on North Korean policy and security, this critical issue remains mired in political punditry and often misleading sound bites. Victor Cha and David Kang step back from the daily newspaper coverage and cable news commentary and offer a reasoned, rational, and logical debate on the nature of the North Korean regime. Coming to the issues from different perspectives -- Kang believes the threat posed by Pyongyang has been inflated and endorses a more open approach, while Cha is more skeptical and advocates harsher measures -- the authors together have written an essential work of clear-eyed reflection and authoritative analysis. They refute a number of misconceptions and challenge much faulty thinking that surrounds the discussion of North Korea, particularly the idea that North Korea is an irrational nation. Cha and Kang contend that however provocative, even deplorable, the Pyongyang government's behavior may at times be, it is not incomprehensible or incoherent. Neither is it "suicidal," they argue, although crisis conditions could escalate to a degree that provokes the North Korean regime to "lash out" as the best and only policy, the unintended consequence of which are suicide and/or collapse. Further, the authors seek to fill the current scholarly and policy gap with a vision for a U.S.-South Korea alliance that is not simply premised on a North Korean threat, not simply derivative of Japan, and not eternally based on an older, "Korean War generation" of supporters. This book uncovers the inherent logic of the politics of the Korean peninsula, presenting an indispensable context for a new policy of engagement. In an intelligent and trenchant debate, the authors look at the implications of a nuclear North Korea for East Asia and U.S. homeland security, rigorously assessing historical and current U.S. policy, and provide a workable framework for constructive policy that should be followed by the United States, Japan, and South Korea if engagement fails to stop North Korean nuclear proliferation
Alignment despite antagonism : the United States-Korea-Japan security triangle by Victor D Cha( Book )

10 editions published between 1998 and 2000 in English and held by 484 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the first in-depth study of this puzzling relationship in over fifteen years, the author compares the commonly accepted explanation for this relationship - historical enmity - with one that focuses on policies of the United States as the key driver of Japan-ROK relations. He finds that while history and emotion certainly affect the ways in which Japanese and Koreans regard each other, cooperation and dissension in the relationship are better understood through what he calls a "quasi-alliance" model: two states that remain unallied but have a third party as a common ally
Beyond the final score : the politics of sport in Asia by Victor D Cha( Book )

18 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in English and held by 344 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Beijing Olympics will be remembered as the largest, most expensive, and most widely watched event of the modern Olympic era. But did China present itself as a responsible host and an emergent international power, much like Japan during the 1964 Tokyo Games and South Korea during the 1988 Seoul Games? Or was Beijing in 2008 more like Berlin in 1936, when Germany took advantage of the global spotlight to promote its political ideology at home and abroad? Beyond the Final Score takes an original look at the 2008 Beijing games within the context of the politics of sport in Asia. Asian athletics are bound up with notions of national identity and nationalism, refracting political intent and the processes of globalization. Sporting events can generate diplomatic breakthroughs (as with the results of Nixon and Mao's "ping-pong diplomacy") or breakdowns (as when an athlete defects to another country). For China, the Beijing Games introduced a liberalizing ethos that its authoritative regime could ignore only at its peril."--Jacket
Powerplay : the origins of the American alliance system in Asia by Victor D Cha( Book )

5 editions published between 2016 and 2018 in English and held by 192 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

While the American alliance system in Asia has been fundamental to the region’s security and prosperity for seven decades, today it encounters challenges from the growth of China-based regional organizations. How was the American alliance system originally established in Asia, and is it currently under threat? How are competing security designs being influenced by the United States and China? In Powerplay, Victor Cha draws from theories about alliances, unipolarity, and regime complexity to examine the evolution of the U.S. alliance system and the reasons for its continued importance in Asia and the world.Cha delves into the fears, motivations, and aspirations of the Truman and Eisenhower presidencies as they contemplated alliances with the Republic of China, Republic of Korea, and Japan at the outset of the Cold War. Their choice of a bilateral “hub and spokes” security design for Asia was entirely different from the system created in Europe, but it was essential for its time. Cha argues that the alliance system’s innovations in the twenty-first century contribute to its resiliency in the face of China’s increasing prominence, and that the task for the world is not to choose between American and Chinese institutions, but to maximize stability and economic progress amid Asia’s increasingly complex political landscape.      Exploring U.S. bilateral relations in Asia after World War II, Powerplay takes an original look at how global alliances are achieved and maintained
Decoding China's emerging "great power" strategy in Asia by Christopher K Johnson( Book )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 87 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"China's reemergence as a great power over the next few decades represents the primary strategic challenge for the U.S.-Japan security alliance and for the East Asian security landscape writ large. A clearer understanding of the fundamental underpinnings and trajectory of China's foreign policy and security strategies toward the region is necessary to navigate these challenges and assure stability and prosperity in Asia. As such, this report seeks to illuminate the new Chinese leadership's preoccupations, priorities, and policy predilections so that key stakeholders in East and Southeast Asia can determine how they can contribute both individually and collectively to keeping Asia safe and prosperous in a period of great uncertainty and diminishing resources."--Provided by publisher
Korean unification in a new era : a conference report of the CSIS Korea Chair, November 2014( Book )

4 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 78 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In light of growing discussion about the future of the Korean peninsula, the CSIS Korea Chair held a major conference featuring senior-level policy and scholarly discussions on the topic of unification, and this report provides a record of that conference. It was a landmark event addressing economic, business, political, and security opportunities of unification, and it was cohosted with the National Research Council for Economics, Humanities and Social Sciences (NRCS) of the Republic of Korea and a consortium of other institutions."
North Korean human rights : the road ahead by Victor D Cha( Book )

4 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"To commemorate the one-year anniversary of the report by UN Commission of Inquiry on human rights in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, CSIS held an unprecedented gathering of policymakers, opinion leaders, and stakeholders on the topic of North Korean human rights. The gathering aimed to carry forward the momentum created by the commission report and subsequent UN actions. The conference was organized by the Center for Strategic and International Studies, the Committee for Human Rights in North Korea (HRNK), the George W. Bush Institute, and the Yonsei Center for Human Liberty. This report summarizes those proceedings"--Publisher's web site
North Korea's cyber operations : strategy and responses by Jenny Jun( Book )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

North Korea is emerging as a significant actor in cyberspace with both its military and clandestine organizations gaining the ability to conduct cyber operations. However, there is no comprehensive standard literature about North Korea's cyber capabilities that takes an integrated view of the topic. Existing research is fragmented in pockets of strategic, technical, and policy pieces, though no individual study reaches far enough to create a standard reference document about North Korea's cyber capabilities. This report aims to fill this void, integrating Korean and English language information sources, existing work in each respective field, and creating a foundation for future deeper research
Asia's response to climate change and natural disasters : implications for an evolving regional architecture( Book )

3 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This new report by energy, regional, and humanitarian disaster specialists at CSIS examines the politics of climate change in Asia, the region's response to natural disasters, and the implications for the future geometry of Asia's institutions and U.S. policy in the region. The assessment looks broadly at two areas of nontraditional security cooperation in Asia: (1) climate change, including the domestic political factors in Asia and the regional strategies for securing low-carbon pathways; and (2) regional approaches to disaster management. The volume draws on case studies to assess the utility of existing and emerging institutions--the promises as well as the problems--as the United States and the region seek greater cooperation on both traditional and nontraditional security challenges. The authors discuss the problems related to lack of coordination at different levels, the uncertain role of the military, and continuing gaps in resources and expertise in key organizations. Looking ahead, the authors conclude that the United States will continue to play a critical role in supporting the region's response to many of the natural disasters it will face. They also recommend that the United States seek to focus Asia's attention on the long-term threat of climate change and other slow-onset disasters. As the authors explain, not only is the region expected to be a major victim of the consequences of climate change, it is a source of the threat itself. They recommend that the United States continue its bilateral and multilateral programs to increase energy efficiency and the use of alternative energy and clean-coal technology and that it also begin to explore broad, secure, low-carbon pathways within the Asia-Pacific Partnership on Clean Development and Climate."--Publisher description
North Korea, past and future by Victor D Cha( Book )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Much discussed and often maligned, precious little is known or understood about North Korea, the world's most isolated country. This book pulls back the curtain, providing an insight into North Korea's history, the rise of the Kim family dynasty, and the obsessive personality cult that surrounds them
Pulgasaŭi han kukka : Pukhan ŭi kwagŏ wa mirae by Victor D Cha( Book )

2 editions published in 2016 in Korean and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alignment despite antagonism : Japan and Korea as quasi-allies by Victor D Cha( )

5 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pukhaek p'ŏjŭl : Pikt'ŏ Ch'a vs Teibidŭ Kang kwanyŏ chŏllyak nonjaeng = Nuclear North Korea : a debate on engagement strategies by Victor D Cha( Book )

2 editions published in 2007 in Korean and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chŏktaejŏk chehyu : Han'guk, Miguk, Ilbon ŭi samgak anbo ch'eje by Victor D Cha( Book )

1 edition published in 2004 in Korean and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Something old, something new : politics and democracy under the Kim Young Sam government by Victor D Cha( Book )

2 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bei nichi kan hanmoku o koeta teikei( Book )

2 editions published in 2003 in Japanese and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Geneva Framework Agreement and Korea's future by Victor D Cha( Book )

2 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Korean unification in a new era( Book )

2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In light of growing discussion about the future of the Korean peninsula, the CSIS Korea Chair held a major conference featuring senior-level policy and scholarly discussions on the topic of unification, and this report provides a record of that conference. It was a landmark event addressing economic, business, political, and security opportunities of unification, and it was cohosted with the National Research Council for Economics, Humanities and Social Sciences (NRCS) of the Republic of Korea and a consortium of other institutions"--Publisher's web site
Security and politics on the Korean Peninsula : constantly changing or forever constant? by Victor D Cha( )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Nuclear North Korea : a debate on engagement strategies
Alternative Names
ČCha, Piktchŏ.

Čcha, Piktchŏ 1961-

Ch'a, Pikt'ŏ.

Chʻa, Piktʻŏ 1961-

Cha, Victor.

Cha, Victor 1961-

빅터 차

차, 빅터

차, 빅터 D

チャ, ヴィクター D

維克多·車 美國韓裔學者、總統顧問

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Alignment despite antagonism : the United States-Korea-Japan security triangleBeyond the final score : the politics of sport in AsiaAsia's response to climate change and natural disasters : implications for an evolving regional architecture