Stephan Haggard, nknews.org
From sanctions relief to liaison offices, here's how Washington can keep diplomatic momentum going
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Thinking outside the box
A variety of other ideas have been vetted, but one might address the question of normalization: setting up liaison offices.
For a number of reasons, this is pure symbolic politics. Nothing significant is likely to transpire through a small U.S. delegation sitting in Pyongyang beyond some limited intelligence gathering, monitoring the humanitarian situation, and some public diplomacy [JB emphasis].
But measures of this sort could also contribute to the win-win feel of a summit, even if the real action has to take place through a more enduring negotiation channel. …