Former Brookings Expert
Richard O. Lempert was a nonresident senior fellow with Governance Studies at the Brookings Institution. During 2012-2013, he was a visiting fellow in Governence Studies at the Brookings Institution. From June 2008 until July 2011, he served as chief scientist in the Human Factors/Behavioral Sciences Division of the Science and Technology Directorate in the Department of Homeland Security; and from June 2002 through May 2006, he took leave from the University of Michigan to serve as the division director for the Social and Economic Sciences at the National Science Foundation. His research interests are broad, encompassing, among other things, matters related to national security, government bureaucracy, juries, race relations and social science methods.
There’s really a cognitive dissonance coming from Washington to here [World Economic Forum conference in northeastern China] Washington is all about tearing down things.
Trump has spent more time dealing with North Korea than any other foreign policy issue.
What’s unclear is how much [President Moon Jae-in's] visit [to Washington D.C.] will focus on core policy issues or whether it will serve primarily to cement — if [Moon and Trump] can — a personal relationship.