The Heat: DPRK-ROK relations

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This week the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, or North Korea, restored hotlines with South Korea. Pyongyang cut them in August after South Korea held a joint military exercise with the United States.

The restoration marked the first time in nearly two months that officials from both sides made contact.

But will this lead to improved diplomacy given both countries test new weapons in what appears to be a renewed arms race?

Jack Barton has more from Seoul.

To discuss:

  • Jenny Town is a Senior Fellow at the Stimson Center.
  • Brian Becker is the Executive Director of the ANSWER Coalition.
  • John Sitilides is a geopolitical strategist, at Trilogy Advisors.
  • Victor Gao is a chair professor at Soochow University.


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