September 21, 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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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

With Donald Trump, Moon Jae-in has put all his eggs in one basket

Seoul has become over-reliant on the erratic whims of the 45th President

Dennis P. Halpin August 27, 2018

Almost a month on, what did the Singapore summit achieve?

As the post-Sentosa fallout continues, it increasingly looks like Pyongyang was the big winner

Dennis P. Halpin July 11, 2018

Kim Jong Un: It’s a long way to Singapore

In his new role as an international diplomat, Kim is following in his grandfather's footsteps

Dennis P. Halpin June 11, 2018

"Peace for our time" may be premature: potential N. Korea-U.S. summit pitfalls

While talk is far preferable to conflict, it is too early to start uncorking the champagne bottles

Dennis P. Halpin May 14, 2018

Why a Kim-Trump summit might turn out to be fake news

Many things could still go wrong - and the meeting could prove to be a disaster

Dennis P. Halpin March 22, 2018

Ivanka Trump in South Korea: still a chance for a diplomatic coup?

After Pence's bruising Opening Ceremony performance, the First Daughter could still steal the show

Dennis P. Halpin February 21, 2018

Are the remains of a potential Korean War Saint in Hawaii?

Emil Kapaun died in a N. Korean prison camp but his body may have been repatriated before 2005

Dennis P. Halpin December 26, 2017