North and South Korea are still holding high level talks in an attempt to defuse the tension between the two nations, which has escalated in recent weeks over a series of incidents. South Korea’s presidents says she wants the North Koreans to apologize for recent provocations, including landmine blasts that badly wounded two South Korean soldiers. Last week, the North Koreans fired shells that seemed to be aimed at loudspeakers blaring propaganda messages near the border. North Korea has also deployed more artillery, soldiers and submarines along the border, as the talks are taking place. We’ll discuss the tension and potential for conflict between North and South Korea with Charles K Armstrong, a global fellow at The Wilson Center and author of several books on North and South Korea, including, most recently Tyranny of the Weak: North Korea and the World, 1950-1992 .
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