February 23, 2020

As North Korea’s year-end deadline looms, Russia fears a return to high tensions
Moscow has moved to reassert its importance to the North Korea issue as DPRK-U.S. diplomacy has flagged
In response to the breakdown in North Korea-U.S. dialogue, which DPRK vice foreign minister Ri Thae Song has blamed on Washington's unwillingness to grant concessions due in part to the American election cycle of DPRK-U.S. dialogue, the Russian government has been scrambling to leverage its diplomatic clout to push for a revival in Pyongyang-Washington dialogue. On December 10, Russian