Korea experts and scholars joined Sputnik Radio‘s Loud & Clear for a two-part discussion about last week’s stunning news of Trump accepting North Korea’s invitation to hold a summit meeting with Chairman Kim Jong-un in May of this year. In part one, Hyun Lee and Tim Beal join Loud & Clear‘s hosts Brian Becker and John Kiriakou. In part two, the hosts are joined by Christine Hong and Gregory Elich.

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Featured Guests:

Hyun Lee is a writer and lead editor for ZoominKorea. She is a member of the Solidarity Committee for Democracy and Peace in Korea.

Tim Beal is a New Zealand scholar who has been researching the geopolitics of Asia. He has written numerous articles and two books focusing on the Korean peninsula – North Korea: The Struggle against American Power, in 2005 and Crisis in Korea: America, China and the Risk of War in 2011.

Christine Hong is Associate Professor of Literature and Critical Race and Ethnic Studies at UC Santa Cruz. She is the author of the forthcoming book, The Price of Inclusion: Race, Militarism, and the Pax Americana in Cold War Asia and the Pacific. She is a member of the Korea Policy Institute.

Gregory Elich is a member of the Solidarity Committee for Democracy and Peace in Korea, and a columnist for Voice of the People. He is the author of Strange Liberators: Militarism, Mayhem, and the Pursuit of Profit.


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