January 24, 2020

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Dennis P. Halpin

Dennis P. Halpin, a former Foreign Service Officer and senior Congressional staff, is a consultant on Asian issues.

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'Fire and fury' in the Middle East: how the Iran crisis could impact North Korea

The drone strike that killed Iranian general Qassem Soleimani on January 3 has likely shaken up Pyongyang's leadership

Dennis P. Halpin January 17, 2020

How Trump could dump South Korea in a pre-election visit to Pyongyang

The President could build reelection momentum by going to North Korea just as Nixon did in 1972 with his trip to China

Dennis P. Halpin December 11, 2019

Why a break-in at the U.S. Ambassador's residence reflects a strained alliance

The protest from "progressive" South Korean students comes amid controversial U.S.-ROK defense cost-sharing negotiations

Dennis P. Halpin November 19, 2019

What Trump's withdrawal of troops from northern Syria could mean for Korea

The transactional President has once again sent a chilling message to U.S. allies

Dennis P. Halpin October 13, 2019

The September 14 drone attack on Saudi oil fields: North Korea's potential role

Pyongyang's ties to Iran and Houthi rebels in Yemen are well-documented

Dennis P. Halpin September 29, 2019

The China factor: Why should “enemy” Xi help Trump’s pet North Korea project?

Disputes concerning trade, Hong Kong, and Taiwan give PRC little reason to cooperate on DPRK issues

Dennis P. Halpin August 26, 2019

Did Kim Jong Un put all his eggs in the Trump basket?

The DPRK leader's relationship with the president may be all for nothing if Democrat wins in 2020

Dennis P. Halpin July 18, 2019

What to expect if Trump visits the DMZ this weekend

An upcoming visit to South Korea offers the President an opportunity to send a message to Pyongyang

Dennis P. Halpin June 26, 2019

Why, despite a months-long stalemate, another Kim-Trump summit remains possible

Kim Jong Un has been remarkably good at keeping unpredictable actors at bay — for the time being

Dennis P. Halpin May 15, 2019

Why South Korea's "Moonshine" policy is running out of steam

As dialogue stalls, it's up to Kim Jong Un to make the next move

Dennis P. Halpin December 2, 2018
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