The Heat: DPRK’s nuclear program

The Heat

The Heat: DPRK's nuclear program

Chinese Vice Foreign Minister Liu Zhenmin visited Pyongyang this week to attend a meeting on border security.

On Monday, Liu laid a wreath in front of statues of DPRK founder Kim Il Sung and late leader Kim Jong Il as a sign of respect.

The visit comes after a two-day closed door meeting in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia between former U.S. diplomats and senior DPRK officials including Vice Foreign Minister Han Song-Ryol.

Washington and its allies are urging Beijing to agree to tougher United Nations Security Council economic sanctions against the DPRK after it conducted a fifth nuclear test in September.

This month, the DPRK launched an intermediate-range ballistic missile that failed immediately during liftoff. China called for restraint.

Tonight’s panel takes a look at the DPRK’s nuclear program:

  • Zhao Tong, associate in the nuclear policy program at the Carnegie-Tsinghua Center for Global Policy.
  • Eunjung Lim, lecturer of Korea Studies at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies.
  • Brian Becker, executive director of the ANSWER coalition and a journalist focusing on U.S. – DPRK relations.
The Heat: DPRK nuclear program PT1

The Heat: DPRK nuclear program PT1

Chinese Vice Foreign Minister Liu Zhenmin visited Pyongyang this week to attend a meeting on border security. On Monday, Liu laid a wreath in front of statues of DPRK founder Kim Il Sung and late leader Kim Jong Il as a sign of respect. Tonight’s panel takes a look at the DPRK’s nuclear program: Zhao Tong, associate in the nuclear policy program at the Carnegie-Tsinghua Center for Global Policy. Eunjung Lim, lecturer of Korea Studies at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies. Brian Becker, executive director of the ANSWER coalition and a journalist focusing on U.S. – DPRK relations.

The Heat: DPRK nuclear program PT2

The Heat: DPRK nuclear program PT2

Chinese Vice Foreign Minister Liu Zhenmin visited Pyongyang this week to attend a meeting on border security. On Monday, Liu laid a wreath in front of statues of DPRK founder Kim Il Sung and late leader Kim Jong Il as a sign of respect. Tonight’s panel takes a look at the DPRK’s nuclear program: Zhao Tong, associate in the nuclear policy program at the Carnegie-Tsinghua Center for Global Policy. Eunjung Lim, lecturer of Korea Studies at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies. Brian Becker, executive director of the ANSWER coalition and a journalist focusing on U.S. – DPRK relations.