After a welcomed resumption of talks between the two Koreas, there has been an evident decrease in undiplomatic rhetoric from all sides involved in pushing forward peace on the Korean Peninsula. But uncertainty hangs heavy regarding the push for denuclearization on the Korean Peninsula. Virtually no progress has been made in this area. What roles will China, the US, Russia and Japan likely play in East Asia, and beyond?
Jim Walsh, senior research associate of the Security Studies Program at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and Alexander Bell, senior policy director at the Center for Arms Control and Non-Proliferation, joined “The Point” to share their thoughts.
Journalist Michael Wolff’s new book “Fire and Fury” has stirred up plenty of frenzy in US politics. In the book, former White House strategist Steve Bannon said Donald Trump Jr. was “treasonous,” and a disturbing picture of the “chaos and dysfunction” within the White House emerges.
US President Donald Trump lashed out at Bannon, saying he had “lost his mind.” What impact will this chaos cast on the US midterm elections coming up in November? Dr. Niall Ferguson, a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University, shared his thoughts on the book and resulting turmoil.
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