June 17, 2021

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Anthony V. Rinna

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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The U.S. should empower ROK defense, not squeeze the country for more money

The allies should focus dialogue on how to reduce U.S. troop numbers while maintaining structures for American support

Author Image Anthony V. Rinna February 28, 2020
Analysis

Why it’s time for Washington and Seoul to reassess the U.S.-ROK alliance

Bilateral relations face various challenges, including military cost-sharing disputes and stalled talks with the North

Author Image Anthony V. Rinna February 19, 2020
Analysis

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

Author Image Anthony V. Rinna February 11, 2020
Analysis

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

Author Image Anthony V. Rinna December 17, 2019
Analysis

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

Author Image Anthony V. Rinna November 24, 2019
Analysis

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

Author Image Anthony V. Rinna November 10, 2019
Analysis

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

Author Image Anthony V. Rinna October 31, 2019
Analysis

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

Author Image Anthony V. Rinna October 23, 2019
Analysis

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

Author Image Anthony V. Rinna September 18, 2019
Analysis

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

Author Image Anthony V. Rinna September 10, 2019
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