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What a Trump-Kim Deal May Look Like, From Good to Bad to Worse

  • A good agreement would include detailed goals and timetable
  • Long-range missile curbs alone may pose risk to U.S. alliances
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Pompeo Meets With North Korean Official in New York

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The on-again, off-again summit between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un now appears increasingly likely to take place -- but it’s not yet clear what kind of agreement, if any, the two leaders will be able to reach.

North Korea has ruled out the so-called “Libya model” where it loads its nuclear program onto planes bound for the U.S. right away, with Kim saying Thursday the issue should be “solved on a stage-by-stage basis.” Trump insists that the end goal is denuclearization, but has left the door open to a phased approach. We take a look at the possible results.