World Ch. Schedule : FRI 22:30 KST
* Date : 2019-07-26
While North Korea remains unresponsive to Washington's request to meet for working-level talks, it has taken issue with South Korea-U.S. military drills scheduled for Aug., claiming U.S. President Donald Trump vowed to suspend them. In response, South Korea and the U.S. are reportedly considering changing the military exercise's name. Why has North Korea long condemned the joint drills, and will the name change alone bring it back to the negotiating table? Another issue that has taken center stage is the ongoing trade dispute between Seoul and Tokyo that is turning into an alliance issue, with Seoul raising the possibility of revoking GSOMIA, a military intelligence-sharing pact with Tokyo. We are joined by Kim Jina, Research Fellow at the Korea Institute for Defense Analyses, to take a deep dive into the latest developments. We also connect with Doug Bandow, Senior Fellow at the Cato Institute to broaden the perspective.