* Date : 2019-09-27
South Korean President Moon Jae-in met with U.S. President Donald Trump in New York on Sep. 23rd for their ninth summit meeting on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly. The two leaders reaffirmed that the ROK-U.S. alliance remains the linchpin of peace and security in Northeast Asia. They also exchanged views on ways to make tangible progress in North Korea-U.S. dialogue. How are experts in the U.S. reacting to the latest summit and what role does Washington expect President Moon Jae-in to play in nuclear talks with Pyeongyang? Meanwhile, with working-level talks between North Korea and the U.S. on the horizon, speculation runs high that the U.S. may take a phased approach to denuclearization.
To break down the latest developments, we are joined by Go Myong-hyun, Research Fellow at the Asan Institute for Policy Studies. We also connect with guest experts on Skype to broaden the perspective, including Steve Herman, VOA's White House Bureau Chief and Rodger Baker, Senior VP of Strategic Analysis at U.S.-based intelligence company Stratfor.