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PacNet #40 – Korean Peninsula Denuclearization: So Far, So Good

Good news from Beijing! The joint declaration from the recently concluded round of Six-Party Talks points to a significant step forward, provided Pyongyang follows through as promised with a significant series of denuclearization steps between now and the end of the year. As has often been the trend in the talks, however, the most critical issues seem to have been kicked down the road and remain subject to further deliberation.