In this episode of History Talk, hosts Brenna Miller and Jessica Blissit speak with three experts on North Korea: Deborah Solomon, Mitchell Lerner, and Youngbae Hwang. Westerners tend to think of North Korea as an isolated "Hermit Kingdom" led by crazy dictators, but what is the view from inside Pyongyang? Join us as we discuss when and how North Korea got its nickname, debate its accuracy, and find out what's shaping North Korea's decisions.
In the last year, tensions between the U.S. and North Korea, a false nuclear missile alert in Hawaii, and debates over the Iran nuclear deal have renewed public attention to the development of nuclear weapons and armament and the potential for war. But from the Cold War, to the Cuban Missile Crisis, to Chinese nuclear tests in the 1960s, the U.S. and the world has frequently faced these fears, and attempted to place particular countries’ access to nuclear weapons technology under international control. So how concerned should we be about nuclear weapons and who has them?
Created by Spencer J. Barker. This video is a digital project completed as part of Professor Lilia Fernandez's History 4015: Research in Modern U.S. History course at Ohio State University in the spring of 2015.
Presented by Diane King, Junior Faculty Fellow, University of Kentucky, at the Center for Historical Research, Department of History at The Ohio State University on January 17, 2014.
Exploring the interplay between epidemic disease and empire in the historical example of the early modern Ottoman Empire, Professor Varlik's research aims to demonstrate that the histories of the two phenomena are intertwined.
Presented by John Clark, University of St Andrews, CHR Senior Faculty Fellow at the Center for Historical Research, Department of History at The Ohio State University on November 14, 2014.
Presented by Greg Downs, City University of New York, at the Center for Historical Research, Department of History at The Ohio State University on April 11, 2014.