February 19, 2020

The stage is set: North Korea and the U.S. appear finally willing to make a deal
A nuclear freeze agreement, while far from perfect, would represent welcome progress
This author spent the last week in Washington DC, and one thing now seems clear: a deal with North Korea is, at last, in the works. Working-level talks are about to begin, and its participants (as well as their bosses) are optimistic about success and certain that in the near future they will be able to forge a compromise on the North Korean nuclear issue. Outside observers do not necessarily