A Nuke Deal With North Korea Could Still Blow Up

On the surface, the long-running crisis over North Korea's nuclear program seems headed toward a happy ending. U.S. negotiators met with their North Korean counterparts in Berlin on Sept. 10. There they huddled to discuss building a new kind of nuclear energy system in the North to replace existing plants, which spawn weapons-grade material. A similar team of U.S. and North Korean diplomats met at the same time in Pyongyang to consider setting up an American liaison office there. Other top-level talks are scheduled for Sept. 23 in Geneva.

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