Fresh ideas

From Foreign Policy, on why the White House should consider keeping Dennis Rodman on the job in North Korea: “‘Dennis the Menace’ may have unwittingly stumbled onto an important truth about how to deal with Pyongyang. There can be a diplomatic upside to a political system based on one-person, one-family rule. North Korean leaders have a history of issuing ‘on-the-spot guidance’ — pronouncements that instantly set policy. So reaching out directly to Kim Jong Un might not be such a bad idea, particularly since he is still new on the job.”

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