Hyun Lee, Juyeon Rhee, and Gregory Elich of the Solidarity Committee for Democracy and Peace in Korea joined Brian Becker of Loud & Clear to talk about the prospects of normalization between the U.S. and North Korea as Donald Trump prepares to take the presidential office. They also discuss how North Korea’s efforts to strengthen its economy and advance its nuclear capabilities continue to be major factors in the changing geopolitics of the Northeast Asian region.
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Last week, an official letter from North Korean leader Kim Jong-un proposing an inter-Korean summit was delivered to South Korean president Moon Jae-in. If realized, it would be the third inter-Korean summit in the history of the divided Korean Peninsula.read more
The dominant American narrative of South Korea depicts U.S.-South Korea relations as an enduring and equal partnership in the face of a shared enemy. What belies this comforting bilateral scenario, however, is the cynical U.S. response to recent joint ROK–DPRK initiatives leading up to the winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea.read more
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The residents of Seongju and Gimcheon were caught off guard when the USFK and the South Korean Defense Ministry forced key parts of the THAAD missile system into the former Lotte Skyhill Golf Course in the early morning hours of April 26. The AN/TPY-2 radar is believed to have been transported into the deployment site.read more