February 22, 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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Mexican Standoff: Can we continue to ignore a nuclear North Korea?

In a few years, North Korea could be a greater threat to the U.S. than ISIS or Iran

Dennis P. Halpin September 27, 2016

Japan-North Korea Relations: Who’s Sorry Now?

Could far-right figures have impact on Korea-Japan relations beyond Pyongyang?

Dennis P. Halpin August 5, 2016

Donald Trump’s North Korea Policy: Hamburgers with Kim Jong Un?

Mr. Trump’s vision of hamburgers with Kim Jong Un seems as much a pipe dream as Tea with Mussolini

Dennis P. Halpin July 20, 2016

The Kim family’s code of silence: Speaking up can be dangerous

Speaking out, as some of Kim Jong Un's family members recently did, can cost people their lives

Dennis P. Halpin June 20, 2016

Sister Act: Kim Jong Un’s younger sibling takes the spotlight

Central Committee appointment shows heightened role in Kim Yo Jong’s already up-and-down career

Dennis P. Halpin May 19, 2016

Donald Trump echoes Kim Jong Un’s vision for Korea

Leading Republican repeats failed old ideas for decreased U.S. commitments

Dennis P. Halpin April 11, 2016

North Korea: Much more than just bluff and bluster?

The North’s outlandish nuke threats may be cover for a more limited act of aggression

Dennis P. Halpin March 11, 2016

Prodigal Son: Will an exasperated China turn to Kim Jong Nam?

At what point does a fed-up Beijing look elsewhere in the Kim family to uphold its interests?

Dennis P. Halpin February 14, 2016

Will a post-deal Iran outsource the bomb to North Korea?

Worries that Tehran sanctions relief further funds Pyongyang’s nuke development

Dennis P. Halpin January 20, 2016

North Korea blasts way into U.S. presidential security debate

With voting about to start, look for influx of North Korea, nuclear-related questions for candidates

Dennis P. Halpin January 6, 2016