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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From POW to Saint? Father Kapaun’s long, silent night in North Korea

The Czech-American priest could be the first Saint to emerge from the Korean War

Dennis P. Halpin December 27, 2016

A North Korean crisis could be a defining moment for Trump

History shows that under the new administration, the DPRK will never be far from headlines

Dennis P. Halpin November 23, 2016

North Korea: The house that Mao helped to build

Many of North Korea's worst excesses derive from its Maoist roots

Dennis P. Halpin November 2, 2016

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