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July 4, 2018
Vice Chairman Amb. Richard Verma Named Belfer Center Senior Fellow

Business Standard

Indian-American Richard Verma, the former US Ambassador to India, was today named as senior fellow to the prestigious Harvard Kennedy School’s Belfer Center for Science and International Affair.

As Ambassador to India, Verma led one of the largest US embassies in the world, including four consulates and more than 2,500 employees.

“Rich’s extraordinary leadership and negotiation skills strengthened US-India ties at a time of great consequence for both countries,” said Ash Carter, Belfer Center Director and former Secretary of Defence, while announcing his appointment.

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July 3, 2018
Chairman & CEO Dr. Kurt M. Campbell on Possible Global Tension Escalation Ahead of President Trump's China Tariffs

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A former top US diplomat foresees global trade tensions escalating this week as US President Donald Trump imposes the first of many threatened tariffs on China.

Kurt Campbell, who was assistant secretary of state for East Asian and Pacific affairs for President Barack Obama, spoke at Victoria University on Friday as part of a nationwide speaking tour.

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June 30, 2018
Chairman & CEO Dr. Kurt M. Campbell Comments on Likelihood of New Zealand Being Forced Out of Five Eyes Alliance


The US is unlikely to force New Zealand out of the Five Eyes spying alliance over close ties to China, a former US official says.

The story made headlines around the world and raised fears that Kiwis might be thrown out of the powerful alliance with Australia, Canada, the UK and the US.

But Kurt Campbell, former assistant secretary of state for East Asian and Pacific Affairs in the Obama administration, dismissed the idea.

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June 29, 2018
Senior Advisor Amb. Joseph Yun Comments on Potential Withdrawal of U.S. Troops from the Korean Peninsula

Korea Joongang Daily

American troops are not likely to be withdrawn from the Korean Peninsula in the near future, said Joseph Yun, former U.S. special representative for North Korea policy, but could be at some point when all outstanding issues are “resolved.”

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June 19, 2018
Vice Chairman Amb. Richard Verma Joins Paladin Capital Group

India West

Paladin Capital Group June 13 announced that former U.S. Ambassador to India and current vice chair at The Asia Group Richard Verma will join Paladin’s Strategic Advisory Group.

Nominated as U.S. Ambassador to India by President Barack Obama and unanimously confirmed by the Senate in December 2014, the former Indian American official oversaw one of the largest U.S. diplomatic missions in the world and championed historic progress in U.S.-India relations, with critical evolutions to bilateral cooperation in defense, trade, and clean energy, Paladin said in a news release.

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