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Each Saturday, we will follow up our daily Watch List for each week with our conclusions on these issues.
Russia: Moscow and Seoul have agreed to pursue trilateral development projects involving North Korea. The goal is to connect the Korean Peninsula internally and with eastern Russia. This comes just as Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is set to discuss North Korea with Russian and South Korean leaders. Meanwhile, Russian President Vladimir Putin urged the parties concerned to pay closer attention to the Russia-China road map for the settlement of the crisis on the Korean Peninsula. What are the details of this road map? Does Moscow see a viable path forward on denuclearization (with more inducements than thr