October 27, 2021

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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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With Trump gone, Kim Jong Un will realize that he bet on the wrong horse
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With Trump gone, Kim Jong Un will realize that he bet on the wrong horse

The North Korean leader spent a lot of time wooing a U.S. president that’s about to be replaced by hardliner Joe Biden

With Trump gone, Kim Jong Un will realize that he bet on the wrong horse
Dennis P. Halpin
Dennis P. Halpin January 20, 2021
Otto Warmbier’s death: a reminder of North Korea’s ongoing human rights abuses

Otto Warmbier’s death: a reminder of North Korea’s ongoing human rights abuses

Otto's passing three years ago poignantly reflects the oppression of the North Korean people today

Otto Warmbier’s death: a reminder of North Korea’s ongoing human rights abuses
Dennis P. Halpin
Dennis P. Halpin June 22, 2020
A woman in a man’s world: could Kim Yo Jong really become North Korea’s leader?

A woman in a man’s world: could Kim Yo Jong really become North Korea’s leader?

If Kim Jong Un's sister one day comes to inherit power, she may need to channel her inner Gloriana-esque ruthlessness

A woman in a man’s world: could Kim Yo Jong really become North Korea’s leader?
Dennis P. Halpin
Dennis P. Halpin April 27, 2020
How a hit South Korean film could offer some lessons for Pyongyang and Seoul

How a hit South Korean film could offer some lessons for Pyongyang and Seoul

Bong Joon-ho’s acclaimed movie “Parasite” reminds this author of the state of inter-Korean relations

How a hit South Korean film could offer some lessons for Pyongyang and Seoul
Dennis P. Halpin
Dennis P. Halpin February 25, 2020
‘Fire and fury’ in the Middle East: how the Iran crisis could impact North Korea

‘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

‘Fire and fury’ in the Middle East: how the Iran crisis could impact North Korea
Dennis P. Halpin
Dennis P. Halpin January 17, 2020
How Trump could dump South Korea in a pre-election visit to Pyongyang

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

How Trump could dump South Korea in a pre-election visit to Pyongyang
Dennis P. Halpin
Dennis P. Halpin December 11, 2019
Why a break-in at the U.S. Ambassador’s residence reflects a strained alliance

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

Why a break-in at the U.S. Ambassador’s residence reflects a strained alliance
Dennis P. Halpin
Dennis P. Halpin November 19, 2019
What Trump’s withdrawal of troops from northern Syria could mean for Korea

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

What Trump’s withdrawal of troops from northern Syria could mean for Korea
Dennis P. Halpin
Dennis P. Halpin October 13, 2019
The September 14 drone attack on Saudi oil fields: North Korea’s potential role

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

The September 14 drone attack on Saudi oil fields: North Korea’s potential role
Dennis P. Halpin
Dennis P. Halpin September 29, 2019
The China factor:  Why should “enemy” Xi help Trump’s pet North Korea project?

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

The China factor:  Why should “enemy” Xi help Trump’s pet North Korea project?
Dennis P. Halpin
Dennis P. Halpin August 26, 2019
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