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Peace is worth taking risks. But there are significant dangers in a “peace” that’s not the real thing. If “jaw-jaw” is simply another form of “war-war,” we could end up with more war and a lot less jaw.

Thus are the perils of peace.

Kim R. Holmes, a former assistant secretary of state, is a distinguished fellow at the Heritage Foundation (www.heritage.org). Follow him on Twitter @kimsmithholmes.