Ryu named to Defense Policy Board

By Tony Bertuca / May 23, 2023 at 3:41 PM

Rexon Ryu, president of The Asia Group, has been named to the Defense Policy Board, according to a Pentagon announcement.

Ryu is also board chair of The Asia Group Foundation and co-host of the Tea Leaves Podcast.

“He has more than 25 years of experience working in global diplomacy, national policymaking, and executive leadership,” the Pentagon said. “Over his career, Mr. Ryu served three presidents at the highest levels, working extensively with Congress on foreign policy and national security challenges. Notably, he worked to expand strategic alliances and relationships, project influence globally, employ U.S. power against adversaries, prevent the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction and plan for future challenges and opportunities in Asia and the Middle East.”

Ryu’s appointment comes ahead of a classified June 13-14 DPB meeting where members will “explore and evaluate aggressive action and territorial dispute scenarios in the Indo-Pacific, exploring long-term impacts on regional and global strategic interests and implications for U.S. alliances around the world,” according to the Pentagon.