On Feb. 27 and 28th, President Trump held denuclearization negotiations with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in Vietnam. The talk collapsed because North Korea felt that they were unable to meet the demands made by the U.S. There will obviously be a lot of reports coming out in the coming weeks analyzing the summit, and we here at Policy Punchline think it’s the perfect time now for us to touch on North Korea, its relations with the U.S. and China, as well as issues related to global security.
Prof. Courtney J. Fung is Assistant Professor of International Relations in the Department of Politics and Public Administration at the University of Hong Kong. She was previously a research fellow with the East Asia Institute, Seoul in their Program on Peace, Governance, and Development in East Asia, and a post-doctoral research fellow with the then Princeton-Harvard China and the World Program, based at the Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies, Harvard University. Her forthcoming book, China and Intervention at the UN Security Council: Reconciling Status, is forthcoming with Oxford University Press in fall 2019.
We’d like to especially thank Princeton’s Center on Contemporary China for sponsoring this episode and for connecting us with Prof. Fung.