Students at The George Washington University wax eloquent on all things North Korean
I would agree that this is an important moment. It shows that North Korea is serious about its attempts to advance diplomatic relations and largely reduce its nuclear capabilities. However, I do think it is interesting that Kim allowed the event to be so highly publicized. Andy, in the previous blog post on the same topic, highlighted that a number of international news broadcasters were in attendance. I believe that giving the event such a high profile could also be symbolic and might work to distract outsiders, giving Kim freedom in other fronts. Like we learned in the presentation yesterday, North Korea often deals as a "two face."
I agree that this is an important moment, but I do not really see that North Korea is really serious about stabilizing diplomatic relations with the rest of the wold. I believe that Kim and the elite in the north have other agendas and this is just part of their game. But, I hope that I'm wrong.
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