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PacNet #41 – Six-party statement of principles: one small step for man

The agreement on denuclearizing the Korean Peninsula reached on Sept 19 in Beijing was “one small step for man.” It is, however, premature to call it a “giant leap for mankind.” The agreement provides a template for working toward a solution to the denuclearization problem; it is not yet a roadmap, however, and leaves many critical questions unanswered.