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PacNet #42 – A Deal with North Korea? Where do we go from here?

With the conclusion of the U.S.-DPRK talks in Berlin in mid-September, the United States averted another potential crisis with the irascible North Koreans. This pattern of negotiation and brinkmanship, dating back to the 1992-94 events that led to the Agreed Framework, has become familiar albeit no less comforting as the outcome in each iteration always remains uncertain.