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Don't Let Up on North Korea Now

The best way to ensure talks succeed is to close loopholes in the sanctions regime.
Kim's forebears.

Kim's forebears.

Photographer: Ed Jones/AFP/Getty Images

The administration of U.S. President Donald Trump may or may not be right in thinking that its “maximum pressure” campaign has brought North Korea to the bargaining table. What’s certain is that there remain cracks in that campaign. To sustain pressure on the Pyongyang regime and give the U.S. leverage in upcoming talks between Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, they need to be plugged.

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