December 05, 2020

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Georgy Toloraya

Dr. Georgy D. Toloraya, is the Director of Korean Programs at the Institute of Economy at the Russian Academy of Science. He previously served as a senior Russian diplomat in both North and South Korea.

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Like father, like son: a train journey across Siberia with Kim Jong Il

Former Russian diplomat Georgy Toloraya remembers the late leader's long-distance rail travel

Georgy Toloraya February 24, 2019

Why, despite reports, Russia is likely still in compliance with UN resolutions

Reports of Moscow's sanctions-busting make several crucial errors

Georgy Toloraya August 9, 2018

View from Pyongyang: Will new sanctions on North Korea work?

A trip to Pyongyang on a language exchange brings fresh perspectives on the impact of sanctions

Georgy Toloraya October 3, 2016

Post-THAAD, don't expect much N.Korea cooperation from Russia

"As Russia’s concerns have been ignored, such a diplomatic pirouette cannot be without consequences"

Georgy Toloraya August 17, 2016

Why a North Korean Deng Xiaoping should not be expected

North Korean economy developing slowly, sweeping reforms unlikely needed for continuation of trend

Georgy Toloraya July 5, 2016

The Six-Party Talks on N.Korea are dead – long live the Six-Party Talks?

Conditions have changed, and Pyongyang’s erstwhile negotiating partners must change too

Georgy Toloraya June 26, 2016

Sanctions will hurt everyone but North Korea's leaders

If anything sanction will cause authorities to crack down on nascent marketization in the North

Georgy Toloraya May 12, 2016

Is nuclear war coming to the Korean Peninsula?

Certain assumptions have to be made to call Pyongyang's nuclear weapons program 'aggressive'

Georgy Toloraya February 11, 2016

With 4th test, N.Korea demands serious treatment

U.S., S.Korea must realize there's no political premise under which the North abandons nukes

China can’t solve Seoul’s N. Korea problem

Similar effort with the Soviet Union 25 years ago show flaws of circumvention strategy

Georgy Toloraya September 21, 2015