SEOUL — When the two leaders of the two Koreas meet for the first time in Pyongyang in less than two weeks, the possibility of creating conditions for genuine reconciliation will also come into play for the first time.

The downside, however, is that expectations for success could rapidly outstrip results, and we will lose sight of the fact that the mere agreement to hold a summit is a historic step forward and a move away from the possibility of renewed hostilities on the peninsula.

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