The Two Koreas – March 19, 2017

The Two Koreas – March 19, 2017

The Two Koreas – March 19, 2017

This week, Perspective with Alison Smith examines the two Koreas: Tensions on the Korean Peninsula – implications for peace and security.

Alison speaks with Jonathan Cheng, Seoul-based journalist for the Wall Street Journal, about the political situation the ground in South Korea.

Jean Lee, Global Fellow at the Wilson Center, talks to Alison about the implications for peace and security in the region in the wake of news about developments in North Korea’s development of its nuclear program.

Kang Chol-hwan, a North Korean defector and President of the North Korea Strategy Center, discusses his experience as a prisoner in a North Korean detainment camp.

Alison talks to Tina Park, co-founder of the Canadian Centre for the Responsibility to Protect, about Korea-Canada relations.

Jack Kim, founder of HanVoice, discusses the role that his organization plays in advocating on behalf of human rights for North Koreans.

Finally, we from Austin Hyeon, a North Korean defector who is now a student at Columbia University about his escape from North Korea when he was just a boy.