David Kang

University of Southern California

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David Kang is professor of international relations and business at the University of Southern California and director of its Korean Studies Institute.

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President Trump agreed to meet with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, after an official invitation from the Supreme Leader.

Local Koreans are cautiously optimistic about Trump's meeting with Kim Jong Un

President Trump agreed to meet with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, after an official invitation from the Supreme Leader.

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The two countries re-opened a direct communication line along the Demilitarized Zone in preparation for possible high-level talks next week.

Could military tensions between North and South Korea be thawing?

The two countries re-opened a direct communication line along the Demilitarized Zone in preparation for possible high-level talks next week.

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In North Korea, military parades will mark the 105th anniversary of the birth the country's founder, Kim Il Sung, on April 15.

Tension from Korea reverberate here in LA

In North Korea, military parades will mark the 105th anniversary of the birth the country's founder, Kim Il Sung, on April 15.

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