World Ch. Schedule : FRI 22:30 KST
* Date : 2019-11-29
U.S. President Donald Trump tweeted "See you soon!" to North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, hinting at another summit between the leaders. U.S. Special Representative for North Korea, Stephen Biegun called on North Korea to return to the negotiating table and singled out North Korea's Vice Foreign Minister Choe Son-hui as his counterpart in working-level talks. But North Korea warned it won't sit down for talks with the U.S. unless Washington withdraws its hostile policies against the regime. We go in-depth on Trump's North Korea policy, which has become one of the key issues in the U.S. presidential race. Meanwhile, the South Korean government decided to conditionally suspend the expiration of its military intel-sharing agreement with Japan, or GSOMIA, six hours before the agreement was set to expire on Nov. 22. Washington had been urging Seoul and Tokyo to resolve the GSOMIA issue, stressing the need to maintain the pact.
Will South Korea's conditional delay of GSOMIA expiry dispel concerns over a weakening of the South Korea-U.S. alliance? How will it affect trilateral security cooperation among South Korea, the U.S. and Japan? To break down the latest developments, we are joined by joined by Lee Shin-wha, Professor of the Department of Political Science and International Relations at Korea University. To broaden the perspective, we also connect with guest experts on Skype, including John Nilsson-Wright, Senior Research Fellow for Northeast Asia at Chatham House, and Soo Kim, Policy Analyst at the RAND Corporation.