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A Road To Peace

A Road To Peace

  • TV-G
  • 2019
  • 1 Season
A Road to Peace: Following the historic meeting between the leaders of the two Koreas on April 27, 2018, a wind of peace is blowing over the Korean Peninsula. "A Road to Peace" invites Korean and international experts to offer in-depth assessments on the latest developments surrounding the peninsula and share insights on key political, economic and social issues in the communist regime. The 30-minute show also sheds light on South Korean efforts to improve inter-Korean ties and takes a look at the lives of North Korean defectors in the South....
Season 1

12 Episodes
28 December 2018
1. 28 December 2018
 
Amid a surprising rapprochement between the two Koreas, general interest in North Korea has spiked throughout this year. Much of what the outside world knows about the secretive regime comes from broadcasts aired on Pyeongyang-based Korea Central TV. The broadcaster has recently shifted its focus to changes happening in the everyday lives of the people. But is its footage a true reflection of reality? We are joined by two North Korean defectors, Kang Mi-jin, Team Manager of the News Department at Daily NK, and Kim Kang-yu, a university student, as we watch selected clips from KCTV and discuss the winds of change that are sweeping North Korea....
4 January 2019
2. 4 January 2019
 
North Korean leader Kim Jong-un's annual New Year's speech is closely watched by neighboring countries, as it sets the tone for his domestic and foreign policies. This year's address came as a surprise to many, because of the change in style and format compared to previous years. What message is he trying to send to Seoul and Washington? How will denuclearization talks go in 2019? We are joined by Choo Jae-woo, Professor of Political Science and Diplomacy at Kyung Hee University, to find out more....
11 January 2019
3. 11 January 2019
 
U.S. President Donald Trump expressed optimism about a second summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un. He told reporters that the venue for the summit is being discussed and will be announced in the near future. Meanwhile, Kim made his fourth trip to China to sit down with Chinese President Xi Jinping. How will Kim's China visit affect a second Kim-Trump summit and what discussions are taking place ahead of the summit? We are joined by Woo Jung-Yeop, research fellow at the Sejong Institute, to find out more....
18 January 2019
4. 18 January 2019
 
There are signs of change in the U.S. position on denuclearization. U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's recent interview left some to suggest that the country has changed its focus from denuclearization to the dismantlement of ICBMs. Could the shift in the U.S. stance have been triggered by North Korean leader Kim Jong-un's visit to China last week? We are joined by Lee Seong-hyon, Director of the Department of Unification Strategy at the Sejong Institute, to find out more....
25 January 2019
5. 25 January 2019
 
The White House announced that U.S. President Donald Trump will hold a second summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un at the end of February, following the North's top negotiator Kim Yong-chol's visit to Washington. Working-level negotiations between the two sides also kicked off in Sweden where South Korea's chief nuclear envoy joined them for three-way talks. What progress was made during these meetings? We are joined by Dr. Bong Young-shik, research fellow at the Yonsei University's Institute for North Korean Studies, to find out more....
1 February 2019
6. 1 February 2019
 
It is now Feb., the month of a planned summit between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un. Now that the U.S. government is temporarily reopened, preparations for the summit are expected to get underway. Meanwhile, Pyeongyang appears to have changed the official in charge of handling working-level negotiations with Washington. What is the main reason behind the new appointment, and how will denuclearization talks play out throughout the month? We are joined by Kim Hyun-wook, professor at the Korea National Diplomatic Academy, to find out more....
8 February 2019
7. 8 February 2019
 
In late Jan., the UN Security Council Sanctions Committee on North Korea allowed four humanitarian groups, including UNICEF and the Eugene Bell Foundation, to send items needed for humanitarian work to the North. The committee's decision marks the first sanctions exemptions granted for this year....
15 February 2019
8. 15 February 2019
 
Hanoi has been confirmed as the venue for a second Kim-Trump summit slated for late Feb. What significance does the Vietnamese capital hold as a summit venue? During the inter-Korean summit in Panmunjeom last year, Kim Jong-un reportedly said he wanted to pursue the Vietnam model of economic development. What can he learn from the country's Doi Moi policy of economic reforms? We are joined by Choo Jae-woo, Professor of Political Science and Diplomacy at Kyung Hee University, to find out more....
22 February 2019
9. 22 February 2019
 
With less than a week away from the second Kim-Trump summit, preparations are in full swing. Reports suggest Kim will arrive in Hanoi two days before the much-anticipated meeting. He will likely tour spots that symbolize Vietnam's economic development prior to the summit. Kim's close aide reportedly visited Samsung's smartphone factory in Vietnam, raising speculation that Kim could pay a visit to the facility while he's in Hanoi. We are joined by Lee Seong-hyon, Director of the Center for Chinese Studies at the Sejong Institute, to find out more....
8 March 2019
10. 8 March 2019
 
U.S. President Donald Trump insisted his meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un in Hanoi ended on a friendly note. But their respective teams are now blaming each other for the breakdown of talks. What happened behind closed doors at the summit meeting and why did it break down? Could U.S. National Security Advisor John Bolton, a well-known hawk, who was present at the expanded meeting, have played a role? Did Kim really lose interest in deal-making? Who walked away with a greater loss? We are joined by Woo Jung-Yeop, Director at the Center for American Studies at the Sejong Institute, to find out more....
15 March 2019
11. 15 March 2019
 
In a recent interview, U.S. National Security Advisor John Bolton said U.S. President Donald Trump is open to meeting North Korean leader Kim again to make a "big deal." In the meantime, Kim said economic development is his top priority in a letter addressed to the Second National Conference of Primary Information Workers of the Party. How will Kim respond to growing pressure from Washington? We are joined by Bong Young-shik, research fellow at Yonsei University Institute for North Korean Studies, to find out more....
22 March 2019
12. 22 March 2019
 
North Korea's senior official threatened to end denuclearization talks with the U.S. and restart nuclear tests. She added North Korean leader Kim Jong-un will soon give an official statement on his post-summit plans. Is North Korea really considering a nuclear test or is it just another scare tactic? In the meantime, South Korea's presidential office has put forward a proposal to bridge the gap between the two sides. Will it satisfy both Pyeongyang and Washington? We are joined by Kim Hyun-wook, professor at the Korea National Diplomatic Academy, to find out more....