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.
Moscow's hopes of creating a forum for multilateral dialogue on DPRK issues may have been stalled, at least for now
Pyongyang hopes to use Russia's multilingual news outlets to shift the international narrative on the DPRK
At follow-up to April's Kim-Putin summit, Pyongyang and Moscow express growing solidarity as targets of U.S. sanctions
To what extent Pyongyang will cooperate with Moscow in enforcing maritime laws remains to be seen
Security and sanctions discussed at the international forum, but various disputes hindering progress
Both have short-term anti-U.S. goals, but Moscow could lose long-term to Beijing's rising influence
The vice foreign minister's recent DPRK visit highlights Moscow's slow and steady approach
Moscow fears that raising DPRK human rights issues could bring political instability to its doorstep
The incident has irritated Russian officials and reminded many of the DPRK's unpredictability
Despite taking steps with sanctions, Moscow seen as hurdle to U.S. interests on the Korean peninsula
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