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What North Korea's Call For Direct Talks With South Korea Could Mean For The U.S.05:55
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A North Korean soldier (left) looks at the south side as a South Korean soldier (right) stands guard during a press tour to the truce village of Panmunjom in the Demilitarized Zone on July 19, 2017. (Jung Yeon-Je/AFP/Getty Images)MoreCloseclosemore
A North Korean soldier (left) looks at the south side as a South Korean soldier (right) stands guard during a press tour to the truce village of Panmunjom in the Demilitarized Zone on July 19, 2017. (Jung Yeon-Je/AFP/Getty Images)

South Korea has proposed direct negotiations with the North, to take place next week. The offer follows a suggestion by North Korean leader Kim Jong Un that he was open to dialogue with Seoul in his new year speech.

Here & Now's Meghna Chakrabarti speaks with Here & Now security analyst Jim Walsh (@DrJimWalshMIT).

This segment aired on January 2, 2018.

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