acTVism Editorial Pick: “North Korea is Not an Existential Threat”

acTVism Editorial Pick: “North Korea is Not an Existential Threat”


In this interview the Senior Editor of the Real News Network Paul Jay has in depth discussion about North Korea with Larry Wilkerson. Laryy Wilkerson is a distinguished Adjunct Professor of Government and Public Policy and his last positions in government were as Secretary of State Colin Powell’s Chief of Staff (2002-05), Associate Director of the State Department’s Policy Planning staff under the directorship of Ambassador Richard N. Haass, and member of that staff responsible for East Asia and the Pacific, political-military and legislative affairs (2001-02). For more on his bio, please scroll to the end of this page. Following questions are discussed in this interview:

  • What was the 1994 agreement between the United States and North Korea all about? Why did it breakdown and what lessons can be derived from that process?
  • Does North Korea pose an existential threat to the United States?
  • Is there evidence that indicates that North Korea possess nuclear capability? And why does North Korea need a nuclear weapon the first place?
  • What are the geopolitics of the region that might be influencing North Korea’s foreign policy?
  • What is China’s role in all of this?

VIDEO: Larry Wilkerson: North Korea is Not an Existential Threat


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ABOUT LARRY WILKERSON

Larry WilkersonDistinguished Adjunct Professor of Government and Public Policy Lawrence Wilkerson’s last positions in government were as Secretary of State Colin Powell’s Chief of Staff (2002-05), Associate Director of the State Department’s Policy Planning staff under the directorship of Ambassador Richard N. Haass, and member of that staff responsible for East Asia and the Pacific, political-military and legislative affairs (2001-02). Before serving at the State Department, Wilkerson served 31 years in the U.S. Army. During that time, he was a member of the faculty of the U.S. Naval War College (1987 to 1989), Special Assistant to General Powell when he was Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff (1989-93), and Director and Deputy Director of the U.S. Marine Corps War College at Quantico, Virginia (1993-97). Wilkerson retired from active service in 1997 as a colonel, and began work as an advisor to General Powell. He has also taught national security affairs in the Honors Program at the George Washington University. He is currently working on a book about the first George W. Bush administration.


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