September 24, 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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North Korean support for Ukraine invasion gives Russia leverage on peninsula
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North Korean support for Ukraine invasion gives Russia leverage on peninsula

Moscow has moved to solidify ties with Pyongyang since war began, but it still may be leaving the door open for Seoul

North Korean support for Ukraine invasion gives Russia leverage on peninsula
Anthony V. Rinna
Anthony V. Rinna September 7, 2022
Russia can no longer have its cake and eat it too on the Korean Peninsula

Russia can no longer have its cake and eat it too on the Korean Peninsula

After Ukraine, North Korea will cleave strongly to Moscow as new ROK President Yoon embraces US-led liberal order

Russia can no longer have its cake and eat it too on the Korean Peninsula
Anthony V. Rinna
Anthony V. Rinna May 11, 2022
How North Korea acts as a lighting rod for growing Russia-US tensions
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How North Korea acts as a lighting rod for growing Russia-US tensions

Washington and Moscow both say they want a nuclear-free DPRK but disagree on how to achieve it

How North Korea acts as a lighting rod for growing Russia-US tensions
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Anthony V. Rinna February 3, 2022
Hanging by an iron thread: North Korea-Russia ties endure despite pandemic
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Hanging by an iron thread: North Korea-Russia ties endure despite pandemic

Bilateral ties are strongest in diplomacy and trade, with the DPRK counting on Russian support in its dealings with US

Hanging by an iron thread: North Korea-Russia ties endure despite pandemic
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Anthony V. Rinna February 1, 2022
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
Anthony V. Rinna
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
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