Joint U.S.-South Korean Military Exercises Take Place Amid Backdrop of Rhetoric Between U.S., North Korea
The joint U.S.-South Korea military drills are conducted every year to prepare for an attack from North Korea, but, as we’ve heard, this year, they come as tensions run particularly high because of the sharp rhetoric from both Pyongyang and Washington.
And then there’s China, which is kind of in the middle.
And, that leads to my next guest, Eric Harwit is a professor of Asian Studies at the University of Hawaii and an adjunct senior fellow at the East-West Center in Honolulu. He studies Chinese economic and political development, and we reached him in Beijing.