Nuclear Tension on the Rise – October 22, 2017

Perspective with Alison Smith

Nuclear Tension on the Rise – October 22, 2017

This week on Perspective with Alison Smith: Nuclear tension on the rise

Alison speaks to Se-Woong Koo, co-founder and publisher of Korea Expose, about the mood on the ground in South Korea given the escalating rhetoric between the United States and North Korea.

Aaron David Miller, vice-president and director of the Middle East program at the Wilson Center, talks to Alison about the broader implications of the current global nuclear threat.

James Fergusson, deputy director at the Centre for Defence and Security Studies at the University of Manitoba, speaks to Alison about what is at stake for Canada in this climate of rising nuclear tensions.

Alison also talks to Douglas Roche, a Canadian Senator and former ambassador for disarmament, about the need for Canada to sign onto the new UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons.


Alison Smith

Alison Smith

Alison Smith is one of Canada’s best known and respected broadcast journalists. As an anchor and reporter for more than three decades, she was a senior award-winning member of the CBC News team. She has reported from every Canadian province and territory and across the globe.

She has hosted a wide range of network TV and radio news programs including The National, CBC News Morning and CBC Radio’s The World at Six. As a live news anchor, reporter and foreign correspondent, some of the stories she has covered include the September 11th attacks, the death of Princess Diana, elections in Israel, South Africa and Mexico and as Washington correspondent, she covered the historic election of US President Barack Obama.

She is a multiple Gemini nominee and has won international recognition for her work including a Gracie Award from the Alliance for Women in Media, a Friendship Award from South African Women for Women, and was named a Woman of Achievement by Hadassah-WIZO Canada. She was educated at the University of British Columbia and Ryerson University. She is also the recipient of an Honorary Doctor of Laws from Okanagan University College (now UBC Okanagan).