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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Though summit outcomes were likely disappointing, it's business as usual for the Kremlin

Anthony V. Rinna March 8, 2019

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Moscow welcomes improving ties, though fears being marginalized as talks progress

Anthony V. Rinna February 26, 2019

Setting expectations for Hanoi? North Korea at the Munich Security Conference

The high-profile meeting saw regional players stake out their positions ahead of the second summit

Anthony V. Rinna February 19, 2019

Why Russian lawmakers are working to build ties with North Korea

A meeting in Moscow this week shed some light on how parliamentarians hope to work with Pyongyang

Anthony V. Rinna February 12, 2019

North Korea and Russia: what to expect in the coming months

Keeping a low-profile may best serve Moscow's interests — at least for now

Anthony V. Rinna January 20, 2019

Ri Yong Ho in Ulaanbaatar: where the DPRK-Mongolia relationship goes from here

Mongolia continues its push to serve as a third-party mediator

Anthony V. Rinna December 9, 2018

Why Moscow sent a top Orthodox Church official to Pyongyang

Metropolitan Hilarion Alfeyev's DPRK visit last week was more about politics than faith

Anthony V. Rinna December 3, 2018

Comrades no more: North Korea-Romania relations, 70 years on

Once close, Bucharest-Pyongyang ties have cooled in the post Cold War years

Anthony V. Rinna November 19, 2018

Why Russia and Mongolia want summits with the North Korean leader

From gaining prestige to charting an independent policy, both have good reason to meet with Kim

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Why Choe Son Hui went to Moscow

The vice foreign minister's visit comes as Russia shores up ties and pushes for a summit with Kim

Anthony V. Rinna October 10, 2018