Tensions Between North Korea, U.S. On The Rise

Published: Tuesday, July 25, 2017 - 3:49pm
Updated: Tuesday, July 25, 2017 - 3:57pm
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Tensions between North Korea and the U.S. have been on the rise. Pyongyang launched an intercontinental ballistic missile earlier this month, which North Korea’s state-run news agency said was capable of hitting the “heart of the United States.” In response, the U.S. carried out military exercises with South Korean troops.

In the attempt to ease some of the problems, President Trump, following in the footsteps of President Obama, has called on China to lean on Kim Jong Un and North Korea and force a pullback in aggressions.

But relations between China and North Korea are complicated, and the U.S. may not be making the best decision by relying on China.

With me to talk about that is James Person, director of the Hyundai Motor-Korea Foundation Center for Korean History and Public Policy at the Woodrow Wilson Center.

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