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September 22, 2018
Senior Advisor Amb. Joseph Yun on North Korea Ahead of UNGA

The New York Times

WASHINGTON — North Korea’s Kim Jong Un is “little rocket man” no more. President Donald Trump isn’t a “mentally deranged U.S. dotard.”

In the year since Trump’s searing, debut U.N. speech fueled fears of nuclear conflict with North Korea, the two leaders have turned from threats to flattery.

And there’s fresh hope that the U.S. president’s abrupt shift from coercion to negotiation can yield results in getting Kim to halt, if not abandon, his nuclear weapons program.

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August 16, 2018
Senior Advisor Amb. Joseph Yun on How the United States and North Korea Can Break the Cycle of Disappointment

The Washington Post

Joseph Yun is senior adviser to the Asia Group and the U.S. Institute of Peace. He was U.S. special representative for North Korea policy from 2016 to 2018.

Two months after the lofty promises of the Singapore summit, the United States and North Korea are back to square one. Both sides are blaming each other for failing to implement the agreements.

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July 16, 2018
The Asia Group Foundation Hosts Event to Advance Women's Empowerment Programs in Asia

The Georgetown Dish

Daughters and granddaughters were the stars at an A-list reception by The Asia Group, a strategic advisory firm, celebrating philanthropic organization CARE on Thursday night, where the theme was educating young girls and women around the world.

Young women ruled the event. Some even introduced their parents and grandparents’ palates to new kinds of foods, all from restaurants: Sunday in Saigon in Alexandria, Va., and Bindaas in Washington, D.C.

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July 12, 2018
Vice Chairman Amb. Richard Verma Joins Malaria No More Board

Malaria No More

Seattle, July 12, 2018 – Malaria No More welcomes new Board Members Dick Costolo, former CEO of Twitter; Surya Mohapatra, former Chairman, President and CEO, Quest Diagnostics Incorporated; Kieran Murphy, President and CEO, GE Healthcare; and Rich Verma, former US Ambassador to India.

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July 12, 2018
The Asia Group Foundation Announces $100,000 Multi-year Grant to Empower Women and Girls in India

The Asia Group Foundation Announces $100,000 Grant to Fund Girls Education in India

Washington, D.C. –- The Asia Group Foundation (TAGF) will announce a new grant of $100,000 to support the expansion of educational programs for girls in India led by CARE, the global humanitarian and development organization. TAGF is the charitable arm of leading Asia-focused business consultancy The Asia Group. This announcement will take place at a reception honoring CARE board of directors member Ranvir Trehan, the founder of technology giant SETA, who provided the seed funding for this transformational work.

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