Doubting North Korea

If you’re having trouble keeping things straight on the North Korean nuclear negotiation front, head over to Arms Control Wonk and read this post by Jeffrey Lewis. Essentially, the agreement reached through the Six Party talks is hitting the same potential sticking point — North Korea’s disputed May 1992 declaration of plutonium reprocessing — that led to the collapse of the Agreed Framework in 2002 and North Korea’s subsequent nuclear weapons capacity. The post gets a little deep in the weeds, but that’s why we love the ACW.

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