For an expert's take on the ongoing Gaeseong impasse, Dr. Choi Kang, Vice President of Asan Institute for Policy Studies joins us in the studio to tell us more about the current situation unfolding on the Korean peninsula.
Thank you for joining us.
Thank you for having me.
Over the weekend South Korea made its final offer to Pyongyang for talks to resume operations at Gaeseong. Last week the North threatened to turn the factory zone into a military base.
Is there room for compromise?
If history is any guide, next month's joint military exercises may make Pyongyang less agreeable to talks not just on Gaeseong. Do you see a resolution to inter-Korean feud being pushed back even further?
Also over the weekend Pyongyang held its Victory Day parade. But, unlike the past, there weren't any major new weapons on display. Was this a message that it's willing to be more cooperative?
Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter is planning a visit to Pyongyang soon to secure the release of American captive Kenneth Bae. Will he get to meet North Korean leader Kim Jong-un this time, and what message will the ex-leader deliver to the North during his trip?
Thanks so much for sharing your insights with us tonight.
Great to be here.