You may have read that North Korean leader Kim Jong-un used his grand summit with South Korean President Moon Jae-in in Pyongyang this week to make some new promises regarding his nuclear program. Kim now says he will allow foreign experts to watch as North Korea shuts down key missile facilities. Moon says Kim wants denuclearization soon and another meeting with Trump. US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said that, “on the basis of these important commitments" the US is "prepared to engage immediately in negotiations.”

Now read the fine print.

Kim suggested these and other actions will happen only if the US takes “reciprocal action.” But the US side has made clear that steps toward denuclearization must begin with foreign experts traveling throughout North Korea to create a comprehensive inventory of all nuclear and other weapons programs. US “reciprocal action” won’t amount to much until Kim takes this (highly unlikely) step.

That said, diplomacy is far from an impasse, mainly because everyone involved wants it to continue, even if they disagree about what that means. Donald Trump has staked considerable credibility on his relationship with Kim. North Korea’s strongman knows that diplomatic dialogue can delay the day when Trump will again threaten military action. South Korea’s Moon needs the popularity boost at home that comes with perceived progress. And Xi Jinping has enough to worry about without a return to threats of war.

For now, we can expect more summits, more handshakes, more promises, and little else.

In 2012, the United States created the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program to protect these young people from being deported. Yet just five years later, the program was rescinded, putting close to 700,000 DACA recipients at risk of being banished from the only home they've ever known. More than five dozen of these DACA recipients at risk are Microsoft employees. These young people contribute to the company and serve its customers. They help create products, secure services, and manage finances. And like so many young people across our nation, they dream of making an honest living and a real difference in the communities in which they reside. Yet they now live in uncertainty.

Microsoft has told its Dreamers that it will stand up for them along with all the nation's DACA recipients. It will represent them in court and litigate on their behalf. That's why Microsoft joined Princeton University and Princeton student Maria De La Cruz Perales Sanchez to file one of the three cases challenging the DACA rescission that was heard on Nov. 12 by the United States Supreme Court.

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Last week, French President Emmanuel Macron said that NATO was experiencing "brain death," citing a lack of coordination and America's fickleness under Donald Trump as reasons to doubt the alliance's commitment to mutual defense. NATO – the North Atlantic Treaty Organization – was formed in the wake of World War II as a counterweight against Soviet dominance in Europe and beyond. Its cornerstone is that an attack on one member is considered an attack on all. But disagreement about burden sharing has gained increasing salience in recent years. In 2014, the bloc agreed that each member state would increase their own defense spending to 2% of their respective GDP over the next decade. But so far, only seven of 29 members have forked out the money. Here's a look at who pays what.

In the predawn hours of Tuesday morning, Israel launched a precision attack in the Gaza Strip, targeting and killing a Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ) commander. In response, the terror group fired more than 200 rockets at southern Israel. Exchanges of fire have brought cities on both sides of the Gaza border to a standstill and at least eight Palestinians are dead and dozens of Israelis wounded. With this latest escalation, Israel now faces national security crises on multiple fronts. Here's what's going on:

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More Brexit shenanigans: Britons this week saw Prime Minister and Conservative Party leader Boris Johnson endorse Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn in upcoming elections. As a special bonus, they got to see Corbyn return the favo(u)r with a formal endorsement of Johnson. Most viewers in the UK will have understood immediately that these are the latest example of "deep fakes," digitally manipulated video images. The more important Brexit story this week is a pledge by Nigel Farage that his Brexit Party will not run candidates in areas held by the Conservatives in upcoming national elections. That's a boost for Johnson, because it frees his party from having to compete for support from pro-Brexit voters in those constituencies.

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80: More than 80 percent of the electronic voting systems currently used in the US are made by just three companies, according to a new report which warns that they are regulated less effectively than "colored pencils."

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