Art Gottlieb will continue his discussion of the Korean situation, speaking of the rising tension today between the United States and the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (North Korea). These two countries have reached the highest level of military and political brinkmanship since the negotiated ceasefire of the Korean War some 65 years ago. With Kim Jong un, North Korea’s leader intent on developing a nuclear arsenal capable of reaching the U.S. mainland, the Trump administration has initiated a dramatic policy change in this region, demonstrating that the decades-old approach of “strategic patience” has ended. Art will explore recent developments between these adversarial nations, as well as the other governments directly and indirectly involved: China, Iran, South Korea and Japan.
Arranged by Tom Lom