Tim Shorrock, author of Spies For Hire, returns to the show to discuss his latest articles for The Nation “Diplomacy With North Korea Has Worked Before, and Can Work Again” and AlterNet “How Sony, Obama, Seth Rogen and the CIA Secretly Planned to Force Regime Change in North Korea.” Shorrock details the 1994 deal with North Korea, which was an important step toward diplomacy between the U.S. and North Korea, how George W. Bush and the neocons torpedoed the deal leading the North Koreans to pursue nuclear weapons, and why diplomacy between the two countries could work despite disastrous U.S. policies towards other regimes who disarmed nuclear weapons.
Tim Shorrock is the author of “Spies For Hire: The Secret World of Intelligence Outsourcing” and a regular contributor to The Nation and the Korea Center for Investigative Reporting. Follow him on Twitter @TimothyS.
Discussed on the show:
- The Agreed Framework (1994)
- Newt Gingrich
- Donald Rumsfeld
- Paul Wolfowitz
- Barbara Slavin
- Condoleezza Rice
- John Bolton
- International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
- Siegfried Hecker
- Colin Powell
- Dick Cheney
- Kim Dae-jung
- Sunshine Policy
- “John McCain: North Korea must know price for aggression is ‘extinction'” (CNN)
- “A troubling lesson from Libya: Don’t give up nukes” (CS Monitor)
- “Trump Threatens North Korea With ‘Fire and Fury the World Has Never Seen’” (ForeignPolicy.com)
- Korean Demilitarized Zone (DMZ)
- “A grand bargain with China could remove North Korea’s nuclear threat — but it would destroy America’s global influence” (LA Times)
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