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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What does Pyongyang have up its sleeve for President Trump?

What does Pyongyang have up its sleeve for President Trump?

History suggests that North Korea will soon test the new administration's mettle

What does Pyongyang have up its sleeve for President Trump?
Dennis P. Halpin
Dennis P. Halpin February 7, 2017
From POW to Saint? Father Kapaun’s long, silent night in North Korea

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

From POW to Saint? Father Kapaun’s long, silent night in North Korea
Dennis P. Halpin
Dennis P. Halpin December 27, 2016
A North Korean crisis could be a defining moment for Trump

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

A North Korean crisis could be a defining moment for Trump
Dennis P. Halpin
Dennis P. Halpin November 23, 2016
North Korea: The house that Mao helped to build

North Korea: The house that Mao helped to build

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

North Korea: The house that Mao helped to build
Dennis P. Halpin
Dennis P. Halpin November 2, 2016
Mexican Standoff: Can we continue to ignore a nuclear North Korea?

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

Mexican Standoff: Can we continue to ignore a nuclear North Korea?
Dennis P. Halpin
Dennis P. Halpin September 27, 2016
Japan-North Korea Relations:  Who’s Sorry Now?

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

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

Japan-North Korea Relations:  Who’s Sorry Now?
Dennis P. Halpin
Dennis P. Halpin August 5, 2016
Donald Trump’s North Korea Policy: Hamburgers with Kim Jong Un?

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

Donald Trump’s North Korea Policy: Hamburgers with Kim Jong Un?
Dennis P. Halpin
Dennis P. Halpin July 20, 2016
The Kim family’s code of silence: Speaking up can be dangerous

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

The Kim family’s code of silence: Speaking up can be dangerous
Dennis P. Halpin
Dennis P. Halpin June 20, 2016
Sister Act: Kim Jong Un’s younger sibling takes the spotlight

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

Sister Act: Kim Jong Un’s younger sibling takes the spotlight
Dennis P. Halpin
Dennis P. Halpin May 19, 2016
Donald Trump echoes Kim Jong Un’s vision for Korea

Donald Trump echoes Kim Jong Un’s vision for Korea

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

Donald Trump echoes Kim Jong Un’s vision for Korea
Dennis P. Halpin
Dennis P. Halpin April 11, 2016