February 23, 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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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

What the Xiang Hai Lin 8 detention could mean for North Korea-Russia ties

The incident has irritated Russian officials and reminded many of the DPRK's unpredictability

Anthony V. Rinna July 30, 2019

Russian objectives in North Korea: the hardening view from Washington

Despite taking steps with sanctions, Moscow seen as hurdle to U.S. interests on the Korean peninsula

Anthony V. Rinna July 22, 2019

What Russia stands to gain from closer military ties with North Korea

Strengthening ties with DPRK likely part of wider security effort in Russia's Asia-Pacific periphery

Anthony V. Rinna July 8, 2019

How Mongolia leverages its neutrality to influence diplomacy with North Korea

Ulaanbaatar is increasingly positioning itself as a mediating force

Anthony V. Rinna June 25, 2019

Peace on whose terms? The Sino-Russian vision for the Korean peninsula

Cooperation with Moscow could drive a wedge between Seoul and Washington

Anthony V. Rinna June 19, 2019

After the Kim-Putin summit, what next for North Korea-Russia ties?

The Vladivostok meeting likely widened the gap between Moscow and Washington on DPRK issues

Anthony V. Rinna May 14, 2019

After months of speculation, will Kim Jong Un finally visit Russia?

Talk of a pending summit must be read in the context of a two-decade long effort to rebuild ties

Anthony V. Rinna April 7, 2019

Why a delegation of Russian senators in Pyongyang is worth watching

A visit to the DPRK by a group of senior lawmakers hints at greater cooperation in the coming months

Anthony V. Rinna March 21, 2019