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Korean summit a major step toward peace

Kim Jong-un and Moon Jae-in at a summit in South Korea.
North Korean leader Kim Jong-un and South Korean President Moon Jae-in on April 27, 2018 in Panmunjom, South Korea. Photo: Korea Summit Press Pool via Getty Images)

After President Trump snapped the ball, North Korean Leader Kim Jong-un and South Korean President Moon Jae-in have run with it, pledging at their joint summit this morning to seek a formal end to the Korean War and pursue with a shared goal of denuclearizing the peninsula.

Why it matters: This is the first major positive geopolitical development of the year. It’s hard to see the U.S. credibly threatening military pre-emption when peace is breaking out across the peninsula — which is precisely the point.