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The Korea Now Podcast

Oct 25, 2018

This episode of the Korea Now podcast features an interview that Jed Lea-Henry conducted with Daniel Wertz. They speak about the history of North Korea’s nuclear program, how this program has evolved over the years, North Korea’s motivation in developing a nuclear capability, the challenges of American-North Korean diplomacy over the issue, the reoccurring themes of the negotiations, and the prospects of a peaceful outcome.

Daniel Wertz is a foreign policy professional focussing on the issues of sanctions, non-proliferation issues and human rights related to the Korean peninsula. Daniel is currently the Program Manager at the National Committee on North Korea (NCNK), which works to promote stability and peace on the Korean Peninsula. Daniel is also the lead researcher and editor at North Korea in the World (, and related specifically to this podcast, is the author of ‘The U.S., North Korea, and Nuclear Diplomacy’ (

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