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 sees the measures as part of a wider plan to undermine its foreign policy
Last week's event saw talk of economic cooperation, trilateral projects, and sanctions relief
That neither Kim or Moon will attend the Vladivostok EFF next month is a major setback for Russia
Moscow turns a blind eye to breaches of UN measures in the name of economic sustainability
Moscow likely hopes a summit can help restore its dwindling relevance on the North Korean issue
Pyongyang's openness to DPRK-Russia-ROK cooperation could speak to its broader intentions
Ahead of the June 12 summit, the Kremlin has shown that it still enjoys influence
Largely excluded from diplomacy, Moscow is far more interested in future economic cooperation
Pyongyang is working hard to make sure its foreign policy remains as flexible as possible
The timing is ripe for a Moscow-Pyongyang summit
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