Podcast: Desperate But Not Serious? Trump and North Korea Keep Exchanging Threats

Donald Trump speaks during a news conference in the Rose Garden of the White House, September 26, 2017 (Alex Brandon/AP)

Donald Trump and North Korea’s leadership have engaged in another round of threats. Pyongyang has responded to the flights of US bombers with the warning that they may be shot down, while Trump said on Tuesday that he has a “devastating” military option before promising, “I will fix the mess.”

I spoke on Wednesday morning with BBC Coventry about the latest sparring and whether confrontation can be averted.

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Scott Lucas is Professor of International Politics at the University of Birmingham and editor-in-chief of EA WorldView. He is a specialist in US and British foreign policy and international relations, especially the Middle East and Iran. Formerly he worked as a journalist in the US, writing for newspapers including the Guardian and The Independent and was an essayist for The New Statesman before he founded EA WorldView in November 2008.

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