Ep.22 N. Korea strengthens ties with China and Russia
World Ch. Schedule : FRI 22:30 KST
Date : 2019-08-23
U.S. Special Representative for North Korea Stephen Biegun arrived in Seoul on Aug. 20, which marked the conclusion of joint military drills between South Korea and the U.S. Biegun's visit raised hopes nuclear negotiations could begin in earnest. Meanwhile, North Korea is stepping up efforts to strengthen ties with China and Russia through high-level military and diplomatic talks. What is the intention behind the North’s close coordination with its traditional allies? How will the fate of GSOMIA, the intelligence sharing agreement between South Korea and Japan, affect security dynamics in Northeast Asia? We are joined by Choo Jae-woo, Professor of Political Science and Diplomacy at Kyung Hee University in the studio to take a closer look at the latest developments. To broaden the perspective, we also connect with guest experts, including Thomas Countryman, former U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for International Security and Nonproliferation, and Kristine Lee, Research Associate at the Center for a New American Security.