war on the rocks

North Korea Cancels Talks, Future of Negotiations Unclear

November 14, 2018

Episode Notes:

At the last minute, North Korea canceled the meeting that was scheduled for yesterday with Sec of State Pompeo in New York that was meant to discuss the denuclearization of NK and setting up a second summit between U.S. President Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un.

Frank Aum, Senior Expert on North Korea at the United States Institute of Peace, and Former Senior Advisor regarding North Korea for the Office of the Secretary of Defense, joins us to give a deeper understanding of the decision, challenges, and prospects going forward.

[ 0:17 ] Intro
[ 0:58 ] Threat: posturing or serious bid to coerce?
[ 3:04 ] Bargaining space between the U.S. and N.K. What should the U.S. do?
[ 5:37 ] Good faith actors?
[ 6:58 ] Are the U.S.-N.K. and the S.K.-N.K. processes tightly coupled still?