Ep.38 Tensions rise ahead of year-end deadline
World Ch. Schedule : FRI 22:30 KST
Date : 2019-12-13
Tensions are escalating between North Korea and the U.S., as the year-end deadline Pyeongyang set for nuclear talks draws near. North Korea announced on Dec. 8 that a “very important test” took place at its Seohae Satellite Launching Ground in Dongchang-ri.
North Korea’s ambassador to the UN said denuclearization is already off the negotiating table, while U.S. President Donald Trump warned that North Korean leader Kim Jong-un could “lose everything” through hostile acts. What is behind the heated exchange of words ? Are we looking at a possible return to fire and fury?
To break down the latest developments, we are joined by Park Won-gon, Professor of International Studies at Handong Global University. To broaden the perspective, we also connect with guest experts on Skype, including Jim Walsh, Senior Research Associate at the MIT Security Studies Program, and Mark Barry, Associate Editor of the International Journal on World Peace.