East Asian Relations

Nov 1, 2017

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We discuss top issues in North Korea, South Korea, China and Japan, leading up to President Trump's upcoming trip to Asia. From nuclear threats to sanctions to trade, U.S.-Asia relations present challenges and opportunities.

Guests: Bradley Babson  - a former World Bank official with a career working in East Asia, he is currently teaching at Bowdoin College as distinguished lecturer in the Department of Government and Legal Studies; he also chaired the North Korea Economic Forum at the US-Korea Institute, with the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International studies, and was a member of the steering committee for the National Committee on North Korea.

Kristin Vekasi – Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science and School of Policy and International Affairs at the University of Maine. She specializes in Northeast Asia, and has spent years conducting research in both China and Japan.

We do not have an audio link for this show due to power-outage problems at our studio.