Give Peace A Chance? The Future Of The Korean Peninsula | Connecticut Public Radio

Give Peace A Chance? The Future Of The Korean Peninsula

May 8, 2018

North and South Korean leaders Moon Jae-in and Kim Jong Un met last month in what was deemed an "historic summit" -- spurring reports of a possible peace treaty between the fraught nations.

Coming up, we take an in-depth look at this and other news out of the Korean Peninsula.

We also talk about plans for President Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un to meet. What issues top the agenda of the prospective U.S.-North Korea summit? 

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Vox: What does Kim Jong Un want from Trump? - "It’s possible that he wants to trade relatively mild concessions, like an indefinite freeze on ballistic missile testing, in exchange for sanctions relief or some kind of foreign aid. It’s possible that he’s playing a long game and trying to weaken — and eventually break —Washington’s alliance with Seoul. And it’s possible that he might simply want the propaganda coup of sitting down with a US president as an equal."

Fox News: After North Korea triumph Trump deserves the Nobel Peace Prize, not Obama - "Will there ever be a real peace treaty between the divided Koreas and the U.S.? We don’t know – but we’re a lot closer to one now than we were before President Trump took office. And realistically, I bet Kim will never try to open his country to the world in any meaningful way."

The Straits Times: North Korea, economy on agenda at Japan-China-South Korea summit in Tokyo - "The summit in Tokyo comes amid warmer diplomatic relations between the three nations, catalysed by an apparent detente on the Korean peninsula and growing concerns over trade protectionism."

Eugene Amatruda contributed to this show.