December 05, 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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North Korea: Much more than just bluff and bluster?

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

North Korea: Much more than just bluff and bluster?
Dennis P. Halpin
Dennis P. Halpin March 11, 2016
Prodigal Son: Will an exasperated China turn to Kim Jong Nam?

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?

Prodigal Son: Will an exasperated China turn to Kim Jong Nam?
Dennis P. Halpin
Dennis P. Halpin February 14, 2016
Will a post-deal Iran outsource the bomb to North Korea?

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

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

Will a post-deal Iran outsource the bomb to North Korea?
Dennis P. Halpin
Dennis P. Halpin January 20, 2016
North Korea blasts way into U.S. presidential security debate

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

North Korea blasts way into U.S. presidential security debate
Dennis P. Halpin
Dennis P. Halpin January 6, 2016
I’m dreaming of a North Korean Christmas

I’m dreaming of a North Korean Christmas

Remembering the North's long-standing, oft-forgotten religious heritage this holiday season

I’m dreaming of a North Korean Christmas
Dennis P. Halpin
Dennis P. Halpin December 22, 2015
Could North Korea again save Taiwan?

Could North Korea again save Taiwan?

Continued risks of instability north of the DMZ may distract from coming cross-Straits tensions

Could North Korea again save Taiwan?
Dennis P. Halpin
Dennis P. Halpin November 15, 2015
Chinese Checkers: Beijing plays off Seoul, Pyongyang

Chinese Checkers: Beijing plays off Seoul, Pyongyang

A S.Korean presence at China’s parade, a Chinese presence at the North’s, and a marginalized America

Chinese Checkers: Beijing plays off Seoul, Pyongyang
Dennis P. Halpin
Dennis P. Halpin October 22, 2015
Is Bill Clinton North Korea’s favorite president?

Is Bill Clinton North Korea’s favorite president?

Since 1994 the 42nd president has gone from adversary to Pyongyang propaganda prop

Is Bill Clinton North Korea’s favorite president?
Dennis P. Halpin
Dennis P. Halpin September 14, 2015
Dr. Strange Kim: How North Korea almost handed ISIL the bomb

Dr. Strange Kim: How North Korea almost handed ISIL the bomb

Reactor now under Islamic State's control nearly used Pyongyang's help to produce nuclear weaponry

Dr. Strange Kim: How North Korea almost handed ISIL the bomb
Dennis P. Halpin
Dennis P. Halpin August 17, 2015
The other history controversy: China and the Korean War

The other history controversy: China and the Korean War

Beijing continues to deny what really happened in Korea in 1950-53 – and its role in the conflict

The other history controversy: China and the Korean War
Dennis P. Halpin
Dennis P. Halpin July 8, 2015