* Date : 2019-02-24
Come Wednesday, the world will watch another historic meeting between North Korean leader Kim Jong-un and U.S. President Donald Trump in Hanoi, Vietnam. Last year's Singapore summit was a first step toward ending the 70-year hostility between the two countries. The two leaders are under increasing pressure to deliver concrete results this time. A months-long tug-of-war between the two sides after the first summit showed that follow-up efforts are far more important than the meeting itself. How will the Hanoi summit shape the course of future denuclearization talks? What will each side get out it? Does North Korea really have what it takes to be an economic powerhouse, as Trump suggests?
In this episode of "Arirang Special - Forging a New Future," we are joined by Ko Young-hwan, North Korean defector and former Vice President of the Institute for National Security Strategy, Yang Moo-jin, professor of University of North Korean Studies and Hong Hyun-ik, Director of the Department of Diplomatic Strategy Studies at the Sejong Institute to predict the outcome of the Hanoi summit and its implications for the international community.