Ep.44 Seoul’s N. Korea policy in 2020
World Ch. Schedule : FRI 22:30 KST
Date : 2020-01-24
In his New Year’s address and press conference, President Moon Jae-in expressed the need to pursue inter-Korean cooperation, independent of the progress made in North Korea-U.S. dialogue. As for specific ways for the two Koreas to work together, Moon proposed strengthening sports exchanges as well as allowing individual trips to North Korea. How are Moon’s proposals being received in the U.S.?
Meanwhile, North Korea has reportedly appointed Ri Son-gwon, a military hardliner with little diplomatic experience, as its new foreign minister. What impact will Ri’s appointment have on future North Korea-U.S. talks and inter-Korean relations?
To break down the latest developments, we are joined by Chung Ku-youn, Professor of Political Science at Kangwon National University. To broaden the perspective, we also connect with guest experts on Skype, including Henri Feron, Senior Fellow at the Center for International Policy and Ian Williams, Deputy Director of the Missile Defense Project at the Center for Strategic & International Studies.