May 20, 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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Twenty years after the DPRK-Russia friendship treaty, what’s been achieved?

Twenty years after the DPRK-Russia friendship treaty, what’s been achieved?

Attempts to further cooperation, following an early post-Cold War downturn in relations, have been plagued by sanctions

Twenty years after the DPRK-Russia friendship treaty, what’s been achieved?
Anthony V. Rinna
Anthony V. Rinna February 11, 2020
As North Korea’s year-end deadline looms, Russia fears a return to high tensions

As North Korea’s year-end deadline looms, Russia fears a return to high tensions

Moscow has moved to reassert its importance to the North Korea issue as DPRK-U.S. diplomacy has flagged

As North Korea’s year-end deadline looms, Russia fears a return to high tensions
Anthony V. Rinna
Anthony V. Rinna December 17, 2019
Choe Son Hui in Moscow: Russia tries to resuscitate flagging DPRK-U.S. diplomacy

Choe Son Hui in Moscow: Russia tries to resuscitate flagging DPRK-U.S. diplomacy

Good relations with Pyongyang are cold comfort to a Russian government eager to see nuclear talks produce results

Choe Son Hui in Moscow: Russia tries to resuscitate flagging DPRK-U.S. diplomacy
Anthony V. Rinna
Anthony V. Rinna November 24, 2019
At Moscow conference, slim progress on North Korea’s “window of opportunity”

At Moscow conference, slim progress on North Korea’s “window of opportunity”

Moscow's hopes of creating a forum for multilateral dialogue on DPRK issues may have been stalled, at least for now

At Moscow conference, slim progress on North Korea’s “window of opportunity”
Anthony V. Rinna
Anthony V. Rinna November 10, 2019
Why North Korean and Russian state media are joining forces to fight “fake news”

Why North Korean and Russian state media are joining forces to fight “fake news”

Pyongyang hopes to use Russia's multilingual news outlets to shift the international narrative on the DPRK

Why North Korean and Russian state media are joining forces to fight “fake news”
Anthony V. Rinna
Anthony V. Rinna October 31, 2019
What to make of this week’s North Korean-Russian parliamentary talks in Moscow

What to make of this week’s North Korean-Russian parliamentary talks in Moscow

At follow-up to April's Kim-Putin summit, Pyongyang and Moscow express growing solidarity as targets of U.S. sanctions

What to make of this week’s North Korean-Russian parliamentary talks in Moscow
Anthony V. Rinna
Anthony V. Rinna October 23, 2019
Following high-seas incident, North Korea-Russia ties face an unusual test

Following high-seas incident, North Korea-Russia ties face an unusual test

To what extent Pyongyang will cooperate with Moscow in enforcing maritime laws remains to be seen

Following high-seas incident, North Korea-Russia ties face an unusual test
Anthony V. Rinna
Anthony V. Rinna September 18, 2019
Why Russian efforts to push interests in Korea failed to gain traction at 2019 EEF

Why Russian efforts to push interests in Korea failed to gain traction at 2019 EEF

Security and sanctions discussed at the international forum, but various disputes hindering progress

Why Russian efforts to push interests in Korea failed to gain traction at 2019 EEF
Anthony V. Rinna
Anthony V. Rinna September 10, 2019
Second among equals? Russia as China’s “junior partner” on the Korean peninsula

Second among equals? Russia as China’s “junior partner” on the Korean peninsula

Both have short-term anti-U.S. goals, but Moscow could lose long-term to Beijing's rising influence

Second among equals? Russia as China’s “junior partner” on the Korean peninsula
Anthony V. Rinna
Anthony V. Rinna September 3, 2019
Morgulov in Pyongyang: Russia’s new “strategic patience” with North Korea

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

Morgulov in Pyongyang: Russia’s new “strategic patience” with North Korea
Anthony V. Rinna
Anthony V. Rinna August 18, 2019
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