Shows: January 9, 2012

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10 Years of Guantanamo

This Wednesday, January 11, 2012, marks the 10-year anniversary of the opening of the Guantanamo Bay detention camp. Guantanamo has become one of the most notorious detention centers in the world due to its secretive nature, the use of torture at the facility, and for holding prisoners without trial indefinitely. Three years after President Obama announced plans to close the detention facility, there are no signs of Guantanamo's closure. Join Asia Pacific Forum as we talk to Pardiss Kebriaei, Staff Attorney at the Center for Constitutional Rights, about plans for a day of action at the White House to mark the 10-year anniversary and demand the closure of the facility.

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Postmortem Analysis - US Media Coverage of North Korea

Last month, North Korea made international headlines after the death of its leader Kim Jong-il. Once again, US media coverage of North Korea was fraught with wild and often baseless speculations about its future as well as offensive and racist characterizations of the North Korean leader and people. Two Korean American experts - Christine Hong, Professor of Critical Pacific Rim and Asian American Studies at UC Santa Cruz, and Elaine Kim, Professor of Asian American Studies at the University of California, Berkeley – give a candid and critical analysis of western media portrayal of North Korea.

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North Korea in Transition

Who was Kim Jong-il and how did North Korea fare under his leadership? Will North Korea survive the leadership transition, and what do we actually know about how the power structure works there? Asia Pacific Forum sat down with Dr. Han S Park, Professor of International Affairs and Director of the Center for the Study of Global Issues (GLOBIS) at the University of Georgia, for an in-depth view of Kim Jong-il’s legacy and the future of North Korea.

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