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North Korea won Pyeongchang political gold, but what's next?

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(Bee Jae-man/Yonhap via AP). South Koran President Moon Jae-in talks with Kim Yo Jong, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's sister, during a performance of North Korea's Samjiyon Orchestra at National Theater in Seoul, South Korea, Sunday, Feb. 11, 2018. ... (Bee Jae-man/Yonhap via AP). South Koran President Moon Jae-in talks with Kim Yo Jong, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's sister, during a performance of North Korea's Samjiyon Orchestra at National Theater in Seoul, South Korea, Sunday, Feb. 11, 2018. ...
(Bee Jae-man/Yonhap via AP). South Koran President Moon Jae-in, third from left, talks with Kim Yo Jong, second from left, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's sister, as they watch a performance of North Korea's Samjiyon Orchestra at National Theater in ... (Bee Jae-man/Yonhap via AP). South Koran President Moon Jae-in, third from left, talks with Kim Yo Jong, second from left, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's sister, as they watch a performance of North Korea's Samjiyon Orchestra at National Theater in ...
(AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon. File). In this Feb. 7, 2018 photo, North Korean cheering squads wave upon their arrival at the Korean-transit office near the Demilitarized Zone in Paju, South Korea. A North Korean delegation, including members of a state-tra... (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon. File). In this Feb. 7, 2018 photo, North Korean cheering squads wave upon their arrival at the Korean-transit office near the Demilitarized Zone in Paju, South Korea. A North Korean delegation, including members of a state-tra...

By ERIC TALMADGE
Associated Press

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) - North Korea won the political gold medal at Pyeongchang just by showing up. But what's next?

Kim Jong Un scored badly needed publicity points by sending his little sister to the games and extending an invitation to South Korean President Moon Jae-in to come to Pyongyang.

That's the low-hanging fruit.

Actually parlaying photo ops and handshakes into a summit - or a lasting, positive change in the regional security situation - is quite another matter.

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