For an expert's take on North Korea's tough talk and the newly-imposed fourth round of UN sanctions against North Korea we are joined by Dr. Bong Young-shik, Senior Research Fellow at The Asan Institute for Policy Studies in the studio.
Thank you for joining us.
Thank you for having me.
What did you make of the fresh sanctions imposed by the UN Security Council. Do you think they are tough enough to stop the North from moving forward with its nuclear program?
North Korea has been upping its ante by threatening to scrap the armistice and even invoking the threat of nuclear war on America.
How seriously should we take this? and do they actually have a capability of striking the United States right now?
The vote to sanction North Korea was supported by China a rare example of cooperation between Beijing and Washington.
How far will China, North Korea's closest ally which seems to have had enough of Pyongyang will go as far as enforcing these sanctions?
How should Park Geun-hye administration whose Cabinet post in charge of the country's national security is still vacant deal with the North in the short-term and long-term?
Dr. Bong, thank you for your insight this evening.