* Date : 2018-12-30
- President Moon Jae-in (during the April 2018 Inter-Korean Summit)
A new era of peace emerged on the Korean Peninsula in 2018 after so many years of tensions, especially in 2017 that was dominated by fear over North Korea's 6th nuclear test and 17 missile launches. Starting with North Korea's participation in the Winter Games in Pyeongchang, the tone of inter-Korean relations have changed in an unprecedented manner with three summits between President Moon Jae-in and Chairman Kim, which then led to the historic North Korea-U.S. Summit in Singapore.
How will the Korean Peninsula's state of affairs in 2018 and President Moon's journey to leading the dramatic change be written in history?
"The Arirang Special – Towards Peace and Prosperity" looks back on the significance and importance of the three inter-Korean summits held in 2018 with presidential advisor Moon Chung-in. It also focuses on changes in North Korea's atmosphere that Moon Chung-in has personally witnessed in September as the only political scientist to attend all three inter-Korean summits held in Pyeongyang in 2000, 2007 and 2018.
In addition, the program seeks ways to break the current stalemate in nuclear negotiations between North Korea and the U.S., how President Moon can, once again, play the role of mediator to make progress in denuclearization of North Korea, as well as South Korea's tasks to establish permanent peace on the Korean Peninsula.