October 02, 2022

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

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

Did Kim Jong Un put all his eggs in the Trump basket?
Dennis P. Halpin
Dennis P. Halpin July 18, 2019
What to expect if Trump visits the DMZ this weekend

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

What to expect if Trump visits the DMZ this weekend
Dennis P. Halpin
Dennis P. Halpin June 26, 2019
Why, despite a months-long stalemate, another Kim-Trump summit remains possible

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

Why, despite a months-long stalemate, another Kim-Trump summit remains possible
Dennis P. Halpin
Dennis P. Halpin May 15, 2019
Why South Korea’s “Moonshine” policy is running out of steam

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

Why South Korea’s “Moonshine” policy is running out of steam
Dennis P. Halpin
Dennis P. Halpin December 2, 2018
With Donald Trump, Moon Jae-in has put all his eggs in one basket

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

With Donald Trump, Moon Jae-in has put all his eggs in one basket
Dennis P. Halpin
Dennis P. Halpin August 27, 2018
Almost a month on, what did the Singapore summit achieve?

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

Almost a month on, what did the Singapore summit achieve?
Dennis P. Halpin
Dennis P. Halpin July 11, 2018
Kim Jong Un: It’s a long way to Singapore

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

Kim Jong Un: It’s a long way to Singapore
Dennis P. Halpin
Dennis P. Halpin June 11, 2018
“Peace for our time” may be premature: potential N. Korea-U.S. summit pitfalls

“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

“Peace for our time” may be premature: potential N. Korea-U.S. summit pitfalls
Dennis P. Halpin
Dennis P. Halpin May 14, 2018
Why a Kim-Trump summit might turn out to be fake news

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

Why a Kim-Trump summit might turn out to be fake news
Dennis P. Halpin
Dennis P. Halpin March 22, 2018
Ivanka Trump in South Korea: still a chance for a diplomatic coup?

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

Ivanka Trump in South Korea: still a chance for a diplomatic coup?
Dennis P. Halpin
Dennis P. Halpin February 21, 2018