June 20, 2021

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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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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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Anthony V. Rinna October 7, 2020
30 years later, Russia and South Korea’s relationship is going steady

30 years later, Russia and South Korea’s relationship is going steady

Seoul and Moscow’s diplomatic ties also benefit Pyongyang, despite old Cold War tensions

30 years later, Russia and South Korea’s relationship is going steady
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Anthony V. Rinna September 29, 2020
To break the deadlock with North Korea, the U.S. must engage Russia and China

To break the deadlock with North Korea, the U.S. must engage Russia and China

While neither Beijing nor Moscow want a nuclear North Korea, they are wary of instability in the DPRK from U.S. pressure

To break the deadlock with North Korea, the U.S. must engage Russia and China
Anthony V. Rinna
Anthony V. Rinna May 5, 2020
One year on, what impact did the Kim-Putin summit really have?

One year on, what impact did the Kim-Putin summit really have?

While it may have had the trappings of little more than a sideshow, last year's meeting had wide-ranging consequences

One year on, what impact did the Kim-Putin summit really have?
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Anthony V. Rinna April 24, 2020
In fight over COVID-19 aid to North Korea, sanctions relief now seems inevitable

In fight over COVID-19 aid to North Korea, sanctions relief now seems inevitable

Calls for economic pressure to continue will be difficult to maintain should the situation in the DPRK worsen

In fight over COVID-19 aid to North Korea, sanctions relief now seems inevitable
Anthony V. Rinna
Anthony V. Rinna April 6, 2020
Why the coronavirus could sharpen the battle over sanctions relief for the DPRK

Why the coronavirus could sharpen the battle over sanctions relief for the DPRK

Difficulties in COVID-19 prevention could support the Chinese and Russian position that U.S.-led sanctions are too harsh

Why the coronavirus could sharpen the battle over sanctions relief for the DPRK
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Anthony V. Rinna March 4, 2020
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