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.
Who’s in charge of North Korea? It’s still a question, even after Kim Jong-un reappeared after being out of the public eye for several weeks. Dena Takruri with AJ+ takes a look back at the Kim Dynasty and other possible power players.