September 18, 2019
September 18, 2019
Making sense of a surprise DMZ summit – NKNews Podcast Ep.81
Making sense of a surprise DMZ summit – NKNews Podcast Ep.81
NK News's Seoul team discusses Kim, Trump, and a bombastic photo-op at Panmunjom
July 1st, 2019

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Sunday saw an extraordinary meeting take place on the inter-Korean border, between Kim Jong Un, Donald Trump — and waiting on the sidelines — South Korean President Moon Jae-in.

A meeting purportedly organized at the very last minute on the initiative of the U.S. President, the talks were the first between the two leaders since their acrimonious no-deal Hanoi summit, and followed months of diplomatic stalemate between Washington and Pyongyang.

And while it was light on substance, there’s little doubt that it was big on theatrics, with Trump even choosing to make history by becoming the first sitting U.S. President to step foot in the North.

Hoping to make sense of the surprise summit, NK News journalists Chad O’Carroll, Oliver Hotham, and Colin Zwirko, as well as senior analyst Minyoung Lee, sat down early Monday morning to discuss the historic meeting, how it panned out, and what it means for U.S.-DPRK diplomacy going forward.

About the podcast: The “North Korea News Podcast” is a weekly podcast hosted exclusively by NK News, covering all things DPRK: from news to extended interview with leading experts and analysts in the field and insight from our very own journalists.

Featured image: White House

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