* Date : 2020-01-03
North Korean leader Kim Jong-un did not make a New Year’s address for the first time since coming to power. Instead, he stressed the need to prepare “offensive measures” to ensure the regime's sovereignty and security during his ruling party’s four-day plenary meeting at the end of the year. Now that the end-of-the-year deadline has passed, attention is focused on the “new path” the North may take. Meanwhile, The U.S. Strategic Command has released a video displaying the country’s nuclear force in response to the North’s potential ICBM launch. How will Pyeongyang-Washington nuclear talks play out this year, and what role can Seoul and Beijing play to help facilitate dialogue?
To break down the latest developments, we are joined by Professor Choo Jae-woo from Kyung Hee University. To broaden the perspective, we also connect with guest experts on Skype, including Robert Manning, Senior Analyst at the U.S. think tank Atlantic Council and Jim Walsh, Senior Research Associate at the MIT Security Studies Program.