Anthony V. Rinna is a Senior Editor with the Sino-NK research group. He's lived in South Korea since 2014.
Moscow’s actions undermine institutions seeking to curb the DPRK’s nuclear program and suggest it will flout sanctions
Moscow has moved to solidify ties with Pyongyang since war began, but it still may be leaving the door open for Seoul
After Ukraine, North Korea will cleave strongly to Moscow as new ROK President Yoon embraces US-led liberal order
Washington and Moscow both say they want a nuclear-free DPRK but disagree on how to achieve it
Bilateral ties are strongest in diplomacy and trade, with the DPRK counting on Russian support in its dealings with US
Beijing may seek to use end-of-war issue to undermine US influence, fueling Washington’s skepticism about an agreement
A recent bill calls for a formal peace treaty with Pyongyang, but US lawmakers still unwilling to ease pressure campaign
Beijing may dangle its leverage with North Korea as it aims to influence ROK policy ahead of presidential election
South Korea and US could feel out Moscow’s position, while trip discouraged North Korean provocations
Recent displays of China-North Korea friendship will likely solidify U.S. view that Beijing can sway Pyongyang
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