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North Korea Ends Nuclear Talks with U.S. in Stockholm: Competing Narratives Why

October 9, 2019

Episode Notes:

Over the weekend, chief negotiators for the U.S. and North Korea gathered in Stockholm, Sweden for their first in-depth denuclearization talks in four months. Now, the Administration and North Korea are providing very different narratives about the status of the talks.

Van Jackson, Professor at Victoria University at Wellington, Adjunct Senior Fellow for Center for a New American Security, author of the book, On the Brink: Trump, Kim, and the Threat of Nuclear War, and host of the spicy new foreign affairs podcast, The Un-Diplomatic Podcast, joins the WarCast to discuss the talks and explains the mixed messages.

[ 0:17 ] Introduction
[ 1:00 ] The original intention of the talks in Sweden
[ 3:25 ] Why the narratives are so different
[ 5:07 ] Kim's strategy
[ 8:27 ] How the impeachment controversy in the U.S. may impact talks

Follow Van on Twitter: @WonkVJ

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