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Welcome Back, Kim Jong Un. Want to Talk?

Kim Jong Un's return to public view opens a diplomatic opportunity.
Do you have a minute or two, Kim Jong Un?

The "Where's Waldo?" speculation over Kim Jong Un's six-week vanishing act -- was he ill? under house arrest? in a cheese coma? -- might have been funny if it hadn't involved the leader of a harsh dictatorship with a 1.2 million-man military, nuclear weapons, and enough firepower to incinerate Seoul within minutes. Now that North Korea's supreme leader has resurfaced, it's time for U.S. and South Korean leaders to sit down and talk with their North Korean counterparts.

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