December 2, 2021

Larus Comments on Vietnam News and Newsy

Professor and Chair of Political Science and International Affairs Elizabeth Freund Larus

Professor and Chair of Political Science and International Affairs Elizabeth Freund Larus

PSIA Chairman Elizabeth Freund Larus recently commented on Vietnam News on the Biden administration’s approach to North Korea. She indicated that President Biden appears to have accepted the Singapore framework agreed on at the 2018 Trump-Kim meeting, which called for parallel progress toward the goals of complete denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula, peace and security on the peninsula, improved U.S.-North Korean relations, and the repatriation of American prisoners of war and missing in action remains from the Korean War. Professor Larus’ comments begin at 11 minutes into the program, accessible at https://vnews.gov.vn/video/the-gioi-360-do-ngay-23-10-2021-15856.htm

Dr. Larus also commented on Newsy’s November 9 “Morning Rush” broadcast that China’s mock-up of the U.S. warships indicates that China is deadly serious about Taiwan and the South China Sea. China has been beefing up its naval power to deter the United States from coming to Taiwan’s aid in a military confrontation with China. The United States needs to counter China’s naval modernization with stronger air-sea power and credible alliances. The video is downloadable at https://wetransfer.com/downloads/fd8b20313e8a2c3f6ab5a89e9eca170520211110135823/3a8b6be2ce6b62b3b992be37a7455bfa20211110135852/58b0a2.