CanKor Brain Trust Members Interviewed on Radio Canada International

[CanKor Brain Trust member Charles Burton and Editor-in-Chief Erich Weingartner were interviewed by Radio Canada International’s columnist Lynn Desjardins about the recent US-DPRK agreement. Clicking on the image below will take you to the RCI website, where the interviews can be heard. –CanKor]

Radio Canada International, 1 March 2012

Canadian analysts wary of North Korean promise to suspend its nuclear programme

In a new deal with the United States, North Korea has agreed to suspend its nuclear activities in exchange for food aid. But Canadian analysts warn against reading too much into the new agreement. The Link’s Lynn Desjardins tells us what might or might not work to change the situation in North Korea.

Click on image to listen.

RCI interview of CanKor Brain Trust member Charles Burton on death of KJI

An interview in Mandarin with Charles Burton, in Mandarin, on the leadership succession in North Korea by Anddy Zhao was broadcast on Radio Canada International on December 19 (starts about 7 minutes in after the news). To listen, click here.

Word on the Wire

The news has erupted in speculation, disbelief, condemnation and at times, downright panic since North and South Korea exchanged fire across the western sea border.

Back in Canada, CBC‘s Radio Canada International interviewed CanKor editor Erich Weingartner, and Brain Trust members Charles Burton and David Dewitt which you can listen to here.

Another BT member from Germany, Lutz Drescher, pointed us early on to a New York Times article “‘Crisis Status’ in South Korea After North Shells Island” which he says: “has quite some good background, explaining the rationale that might be behind, if the North really has started this attack. The article leaves some space for doubt, mentioning that, “the South had been firing from a battery on the Island of paeknyeiongdo”. If the DPRK did start it is believed to be “a sign of North Koreas increasing frustration.” Read the rest of this entry »

BT Member Charles Burton Speaks on Inter-Korean Tension

On 25 September 2010, CanKor Brain Trust member Prof. Charles Burton was interviewed by Radio Canada International on the tension between North and South Korea.

Listen to interview here.

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