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.
Former Russian diplomat Georgy Toloraya remembers the late leader's long-distance rail travel
Reports of Moscow's sanctions-busting make several crucial errors
A trip to Pyongyang on a language exchange brings fresh perspectives on the impact of sanctions
"As Russia’s concerns have been ignored, such a diplomatic pirouette cannot be without consequences"
North Korean economy developing slowly, sweeping reforms unlikely needed for continuation of trend
Conditions have changed, and Pyongyang’s erstwhile negotiating partners must change too
If anything sanction will cause authorities to crack down on nascent marketization in the North
Certain assumptions have to be made to call Pyongyang's nuclear weapons program 'aggressive'
U.S., S.Korea must realize there's no political premise under which the North abandons nukes
Similar effort with the Soviet Union 25 years ago show flaws of circumvention strategy
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