World Ch. Schedule : FRI 22:30 KST
* Date : 2019-08-30
In response to Seoul’s decision to pull out of GSOMIA, a military intel-sharing pact with Tokyo, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo voiced concerns and disappointment, while U.S. President Donald Trump said he will "see what happens." What can explain the difference in their reactions? We connect with Donald Green, Professor of Political Science at Columbia University, to gauge reaction in the U.S. to South Korea’s GSOMIA decision.
Meanwhile, North Korea test-fired yet another round of projectiles after South Korea and the U.S. had finished their joint military drills, which the North cited as the reason for firing off missiles. Is North Korea seeking to increase its leverage ahead of a possible restart of nuclear talks with the U.S.? To discuss the latest developments, we are joined by Kim Hyun-wook, Professor at the Korea National Diplomatic Academy, and Rodger Baker, Senior VP of Strategic Analysis at U.S.-based intelligence company Stratfor.