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Guest Host: Steve Roberts
South Korea announced last week that the leaders of North and South Korea will meet this summer in Pyongyang. While many dismissed the announcement as a ploy to influence last Thursday’s parliamentary elections in South Korea, others said it could lead to a significant lessening of military tensions and a healthier economic relationship. A panel talks about the announcement and what could lie ahead.
- Dr. Daryl Plunk senior visiting fellow at the Heritage Foundation
- Dr. Kongdan Oh research staff member at the Institute of Defense Analysis and nonresident senior fellow at the Brookings Institution, and editor of the forthcoming edition of "Korea Briefing" (M. E. Sharpe and the Asia Society, 2000)
- Victor Cha senior adviser, Center for Strategic and International Studies; associate professor of government at Georgetown University School of Foreign Service; former director of Asian Affairs at the White House National Security Council during the Bush administration.
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