Interview with Hyun Lee, Tim Beal, Christine Hong, and Gregory Elich
Trump yesterday agreed to talks with Democratic People’s Republic of Korea leader Kim Jog-Un. This comes quickly after DPRK announced early this week that they’re willing to freeze their nuclear program for talks with the US.
Interview with Hyun Lee, Juyeon Rhee, and Gregory Elich
Few countries are as fiercely demonized as the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea – more commonly known as North Korea. The media presents the country as a dangerous and mysterious pariah that lashes out uncontrollably at its neighbors. But as we should come to expect from the corporate media, this is a total distortion. What’s the real history of U.S.-North Korean relations? As Donald Trump prepares to become the next president of the United States, what does this mean for the prospects of normalization between the U.S. and the DPRK? What’s the situation inside of North Korea? And how does this relate to the geopolitics of the region?
On July 26, the South Korean government blocked two Korean-American activists from entering the country. Both activists planned to meet with their South Korean counterparts and to participate in a series of events, many of which are in response to the controversial decision to station a Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) missile battery in South Korea.
On Radio Sputnik’s Loud & Clear, host Brian Becker takes an in-depth look at the fundamentals of the virtual ‘state of war’ between the United State and North Korea, or the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea He is joined for the full hour by two members of the Korea Policy Institute and the Solidarity Committee for Democracy and Peace in Korea, Hyun Lee and Gregory Elich.
“Bomb North Korea before it’s too late” was the title of a recent New York Times op-ed. As the drumbeat of war crescendos on the Korean peninsula, we bring together leading experts and activists to discuss what’s really happening – from the failure of the past twenty years of denuclearization talks, to the deleterious impact of decades of sanctions on the people of North Korea.
On WBAI Asia-Pacific Forum – Hyun Lee, with Christine Hong, Tim Shorrock, and Gregory Elich