More than 60 years after the Korean War, the United States and North Korea have returned to the brink of war. How did the two countries get to this point? What roles do South Korea and China play in sharpening or defusing the conflict? Is there still a chance to avert catastrophe? John Feffer has traveled several times to North Korea and is the author of North Korea, South Korea: US Policy at a Time of Crisis. He will discuss the origins of the current crisis and the different options now facing US policymakers.
John Feffer, Director of Institute for Policy Studies’s Foreign Policy In Focus, last spoke at The Woman’s National Democratic Club in Spring 2017 on the political role of storytelling. Besides his day job as a foreign policy expert, he also is a novelist, playwright, and performer.