There are two well-known American experts with the Korea heritage in the United States. Some people call them rivals.
They are Victor Cha, at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, and David Kang at University of Southern California.
Cha is a “hawk” and Kang is a “dove” when it comes to dealing with North Korea. Cha lives in the East Coast and Cha lives in the West Coast.
But the two rivals are personal friends. Even though they differ on their views on North Korea, they also co-authored a book, The Nuclear North Korea in 2003, DongA Ilbo newspaper said on Saturday.
This time, the two rivals will also put aside their differences on North Korea, and will hold a seminar together later this month. Their topic will specifically focus on North Korean contingency and what other relevant countries, including South Korea, the U.S., China and Japan will need to do to prepare, it said.
The seminar, which will be held in Lost Angeles, will not be open to the public. But there will be a press conference afterwards, it said.