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A Moment to Engage North Korea

With its refusal to talk until North Korea agrees to denuclearize, the U.S. risks having no influence on the regime of Kim Jong Un.

A moment for reaching out.

Photographer: Ed Jones/AFP/Getty Images

Kim Jong Un’s recent cybershenanigans only add to the list of reasons for the U.S. to isolate the North Korean regime: its growing nuclear arsenal, its increasingly sophisticated ballistic missiles, its appalling brutalization of its people. Yet these are also precisely the reasons the U.S. should seek to engage Pyongyang.

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