January 28, 2020

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Anthony V. Rinna

Anthony V. Rinna is an analyst on Russian foreign policy in East Asia for the Sino-NK research group. He currently resides in South Korea.

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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

Anthony V. Rinna December 17, 2019

Choe Son Hui in Moscow: Russia tries to resuscitate flagging DPRK-U.S. diplomacy

Good relations with Pyongyang are cold comfort to a Russian government eager to see nuclear talks produce results

Anthony V. Rinna November 24, 2019

At Moscow conference, slim progress on North Korea's "window of opportunity"

Moscow's hopes of creating a forum for multilateral dialogue on DPRK issues may have been stalled, at least for now

Anthony V. Rinna November 10, 2019

Why North Korean and Russian state media are joining forces to fight "fake news"

Pyongyang hopes to use Russia's multilingual news outlets to shift the international narrative on the DPRK

Anthony V. Rinna October 31, 2019

What to make of this week's North Korean-Russian parliamentary talks in Moscow

At follow-up to April's Kim-Putin summit, Pyongyang and Moscow express growing solidarity as targets of U.S. sanctions

Anthony V. Rinna October 23, 2019

Following high-seas incident, North Korea-Russia ties face an unusual test

To what extent Pyongyang will cooperate with Moscow in enforcing maritime laws remains to be seen

Anthony V. Rinna September 18, 2019

Why Russian efforts to push interests in Korea failed to gain traction at 2019 EEF

Security and sanctions discussed at the international forum, but various disputes hindering progress

Anthony V. Rinna September 10, 2019

Second among equals? Russia as China's "junior partner" on the Korean peninsula

Both have short-term anti-U.S. goals, but Moscow could lose long-term to Beijing's rising influence

Anthony V. Rinna September 3, 2019

Morgulov in Pyongyang: Russia's new "strategic patience" with North Korea

The vice foreign minister's recent DPRK visit highlights Moscow's slow and steady approach

Anthony V. Rinna August 18, 2019

Where Russia stands on North Korea's grave human rights problem

Moscow fears that raising DPRK human rights issues could bring political instability to its doorstep

Anthony V. Rinna August 14, 2019
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