How to read today's historic Korea news

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un and South Korean President Moon Jae-in, with flowers and doves
Illustration: Sarah Grillo/Axios

Now that the initial shock has worn off from today's Korean news, here's a brief survey of the reasons for skepticism and optimism about peace and denuclearization.

Why it matters: Today is only the beginning of a lengthy process, and we've been burned by early optimism in the past.