World Ch. Schedule : FRI 22:30 KST
* Date : 2019-10-25
North Korean state media released a series of photos showing North Korean leader Kim Jong-un riding a white horse up Mount Baekdu, a gesture which has been known to precede major announcements. Kim also visited several economic sites in the country, urging self-reliance in the face of U.S.-led sanctions.
Meanwhile, U.S. President Donald Trump is embroiled in domestic crisis, with polls showing growing support for impeaching and removing him from office. Chinese President Xi Jinping also faces several political challenges, including China’s economic slowdown and Hong Kong pro-democracy protests. How will the leadership crises in Washington and Beijing affect nuclear talks?
To break down the latest developments, we are joined by Park Won-gon, Professor of International Studies at Handong Global University. To broaden the perspective, we also connect with guest experts on Skype, including Joshua Pollack, Senior Research Associate at the Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey and Peter Kuznick, Professor at American University.