World Ch. Schedule : WED 20:30 KST
* Date : 2018-10-15
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo hailed his visit to North Korea as a success with another Trump-Kim summit on the horizon. This was as an important trip to shift the American people's sentiment towards North Korea and the denuclearization process as Pompeo's third visit was hit hard by controversy.
After Chairman Kim's 3rd summit with President Moon, the North Korean leader announced the permanent shutdown of the Dongchangri missile launch site. On top of that, he also promised the closure of the Yeongbyeon nuclear site once the U.S. takes corresponding measures.
Has the U.S. public opinion on President Trump's North Korea policy changed since Pompeo's most recent fourth visit to Pyeongyang? Or is there still high distrust? Also, why are Trump's policies so unpopular in the U.S.?
On this week's [The Point: World Affairs], we sit down with Dr. Lee Seong-hyon from the Sejong Institute to discuss the possible results and consequences of the second Kim-Trump summit. We also connect with Charles K. Armstrong, Professor of Korean Studies at Columbia University, and the Co-director of the Nuclear Policy Program at the Carnegie Endowment Toby Dalton to explore the political dynamics of President Trump's policies towards North Korea.