Media Coverage | August 30, 2017

William Parker Discusses North Korea with VOA

Dr. William J. Parker III, Chief Operating Officer of the EastWest Institute, discussed the ongoing nuclear threat from North Korea on Voice of America's International Edition. In the interview, broadcast on August 29, Parker commented on President Donald Trump's recent comment that "all options are on the table" regarding the isolated Asian country.

"Remember threat is both intent and capability. They have stated over and over again through Kim Jong Un's rhetoric that he has the intent to harm the U.S. or its people. Now he is starting to get that capability and that is increasing day by day, so that means the threat continues to increase and it's becoming more and more real every day," Parker said. "If it gets to the point where the only action to be taken is for the United States to operate unilaterally, I believe this president will take that action." 

Click here to listen to Parker's remarks.