January 20, 2018

North Korea — Kim Jong Un hits ‘the bunny slope of tension-reductions’

Featuring Dr. Patrick M. Cronin

Source: VICE News

Journalist Greg Walters

North and South Korea plan to march under the same flag at the Winter Olympics opening ceremony, and field a combined women’s ice hockey team. The Hermit Kingdom’s Kim Jong Un has even invited the South to come train at his luxury ski resort. [Kim Jong Un’s fancy ski resort will host South Korea’s Olympic skiers/ Alex Lubben]

All this bonhomie might’ve made you forget about that Trump-Kim standoffover North Korea’s nuclear missile program. Some analysts speculate the North Korean Olympic outreach may drive a wedge between the U.S. and South Korea, while others call any dialogue that cuts the tension between North and South a good thing.

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  • Dr. Patrick M. Cronin

    Senior Advisor and Senior Director, Asia-Pacific Security Program

    Patrick M. Cronin is a Senior Advisor and Senior Director of the Asia-Pacific Security Program at the Center for a New American Security (CNAS). Previously, he was the Senior ...