Sun Mu once made propaganda art for the North Korean government. Now a defector, he creates art freely in South Korea. But his exhibit was banned in China, and he has to keep his identity concealed to protect the family he left behind. AJ+’s Dena Takruri sat down with him just as tensions between North Korea and the U.S. were heating up.
Tensions are heating up on the Korean peninsula, with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un and President Trump exchanging heated threats. AJ+’s Dena Takruri visits a U.S. military unit in South Korea whose motto is “Ready to Fight Tonight.” And she travels to a village where the U.S. military’s most advanced missile defense system, THAAD, has been installed in a remote village despite protests by local people. Watch Part 1: North Korea’s Dangerous Border: Inside The DMZ https://youtu.be/a12yniZVGLQ Watch Part 3: Meet North Korea’s Former Propaganda Artist https://youtu.be/BNjjWUD29PY
Did you know North Korea and China are still technically at war with South Korea and the U.S.? That’s because the Korean War ended in 1953 with an armistice agreement, not a peace treaty. Today, the border between North Korea and South Korea remains one of the most tense and dangerous in the world. AJ+’s Dena Takruri takes you inside the demilitarized zone between the two countries, known as the DMZ, where war could break out at any moment.
Three floods in about as many years. Houston residents Israel Mustafa and Norma Perez are starting over again in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey. AJ+’s Dena Takruri visited them to see how they’re coping.
These volunteers are putting a smile on the faces of the kids affected by Hurricane Harvey who are taking shelter in Houston’s GRB Convention Center.
Houston-area Muslims’ mosques are either converted into hurricane shelters or are inaccessible due to road damage. So on the holiest holiday, Eid al-Adha, the thousands of these Muslims Americans prayed in a local high school.
As Hurricane Harvey wreaks havoc on Houston, Dena looks at lessons the U.S. has learned from past hurricanes, and those it has not.
Germany welcomed Syrian refugees with open arms and two years later is still helping them integrate, pouring billions into aid. But Afghans and Iraqis are experiencing a different reality: The government wants them out. AJ+’s Dena Takruri visits Afghans at risk for deportation, speaks with the anti-immigrant AfD party and reunites with a Syrian refugee she met in 2015.