January 26, 2022

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Anthony V. Rinna

Anthony V. Rinna is a Senior Editor with the Sino-NK research group. He’s lived in South Korea since 2014.

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US-China rivalry risks derailing efforts to declare an end to the Korean War
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US-China rivalry risks derailing efforts to declare an end to the Korean War

Beijing may seek to use end-of-war issue to undermine US influence, fueling Washington’s skepticism about an agreement

US-China rivalry risks derailing efforts to declare an end to the Korean War
Anthony V. Rinna
Anthony V. Rinna December 31, 2021
Congressional support for North Korea sanctions undercuts Seoul’s peace drive

Congressional support for North Korea sanctions undercuts Seoul’s peace drive

A recent bill calls for a formal peace treaty with Pyongyang, but US lawmakers still unwilling to ease pressure campaign

Congressional support for North Korea sanctions undercuts Seoul’s peace drive
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Anthony V. Rinna October 25, 2021
With foreign minister’s visit, China seeks to coax Seoul away from US
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With foreign minister’s visit, China seeks to coax Seoul away from US

Beijing may dangle its leverage with North Korea as it aims to influence ROK policy ahead of presidential election

With foreign minister’s visit, China seeks to coax Seoul away from US
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Anthony V. Rinna September 22, 2021
No breakthroughs on DPRK from Russian envoy’s Seoul visit, but ROK, US benefit
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No breakthroughs on DPRK from Russian envoy’s Seoul visit, but ROK, US benefit

South Korea and US could feel out Moscow’s position, while trip discouraged North Korean provocations

No breakthroughs on DPRK from Russian envoy’s Seoul visit, but ROK, US benefit
Anthony V. Rinna
Anthony V. Rinna August 26, 2021
Is North Korea part of the great power struggle between US and China?
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Is North Korea part of the great power struggle between US and China?

Recent displays of China-North Korea friendship will likely solidify U.S. view that Beijing can sway Pyongyang

Is North Korea part of the great power struggle between US and China?
Anthony V. Rinna
Anthony V. Rinna June 25, 2021
China’s contradictory goals on the Korean Peninsula

China’s contradictory goals on the Korean Peninsula

Beijing’s continued sponsorship of North Korea makes it hard to pull South Korea into its orbit

China’s contradictory goals on the Korean Peninsula
Anthony V. Rinna
Anthony V. Rinna June 10, 2021
Russia and China are not a monolith when it comes to North Korea
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Russia and China are not a monolith when it comes to North Korea

Joe Biden may find his goals for the Korean Peninsula are better received in Moscow than in Beijing

Russia and China are not a monolith when it comes to North Korea
Anthony V. Rinna
Anthony V. Rinna May 26, 2021
How Russia and the US could work together on North Korea denuclearization
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How Russia and the US could work together on North Korea denuclearization

Moscow and Washington would need to improve their relationship and tightly coordinate on DPRK sanctions

How Russia and the US could work together on North Korea denuclearization
Anthony V. Rinna
Anthony V. Rinna April 26, 2021
New Foreign Affairs Committee leader will bring back conventional Korea policy
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New Foreign Affairs Committee leader will bring back conventional Korea policy

U.S. Rep. Gregory Meeks will seek consensus on North Korea and seems to be on the same page with the President-elect

New Foreign Affairs Committee leader will bring back conventional Korea policy
Anthony V. Rinna
Anthony V. Rinna December 10, 2020
Korean security issues are getting increasingly caught up in US-China tensions

Korean security issues are getting increasingly caught up in US-China tensions

Pompeo’s canceled Seoul trip shows that Beijing is the priority, and that South Korea is falling into a deepening bind

Korean security issues are getting increasingly caught up in US-China tensions
Anthony V. Rinna
Anthony V. Rinna October 7, 2020
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