September 26, 2022

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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

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

Like father, like son: a train journey across Siberia with Kim Jong Il
Georgy Toloraya
Georgy Toloraya February 24, 2019
Why, despite reports, Russia is likely still in compliance with UN resolutions

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

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

Why, despite reports, Russia is likely still in compliance with UN resolutions
Georgy Toloraya
Georgy Toloraya August 9, 2018
View from Pyongyang: Will new sanctions on North Korea work?

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

View from Pyongyang: Will new sanctions on North Korea work?
Georgy Toloraya
Georgy Toloraya October 3, 2016
Post-THAAD, don’t expect much N.Korea cooperation from Russia

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"

Post-THAAD, don’t expect much N.Korea cooperation from Russia
Georgy Toloraya
Georgy Toloraya August 17, 2016
Why a North Korean Deng Xiaoping should not be expected

Why a North Korean Deng Xiaoping should not be expected

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

Why a North Korean Deng Xiaoping should not be expected
Georgy Toloraya
Georgy Toloraya July 5, 2016
The Six-Party Talks on N.Korea are dead – long live the Six-Party Talks?

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

The Six-Party Talks on N.Korea are dead – long live the Six-Party Talks?
Georgy Toloraya
Georgy Toloraya June 26, 2016
Sanctions will hurt everyone but North Korea’s leaders

Sanctions will hurt everyone but North Korea’s leaders

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

Sanctions will hurt everyone but North Korea’s leaders
Georgy Toloraya
Georgy Toloraya May 12, 2016
Is nuclear war coming to the Korean Peninsula?

Is nuclear war coming to the Korean Peninsula?

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

Is nuclear war coming to the Korean Peninsula?
Georgy Toloraya
Georgy Toloraya February 11, 2016
With 4th test, N.Korea demands serious treatment

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

With 4th test, N.Korea demands serious treatment
The Greater Tumen Initiative: A chance to reengage the Korean Peninsula?
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The Greater Tumen Initiative: A chance to reengage the Korean Peninsula?

Obvious incentives for all involved keep interest high despite North Korea's concerns

The Greater Tumen Initiative: A chance to reengage the Korean Peninsula?
Georgy Toloraya
Georgy Toloraya January 4, 2016