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.

Analysis

Second among equals? Russia as China’s “junior partner” on the Korean peninsula

Both have short-term anti-U.S. goals, but Moscow could lose long-term to Beijing's rising influence

Author Image Anthony V. Rinna September 3, 2019
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Morgulov in Pyongyang: Russia’s new “strategic patience” with North Korea

The vice foreign minister's recent DPRK visit highlights Moscow's slow and steady approach

Author Image Anthony V. Rinna August 18, 2019
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Where Russia stands on North Korea’s grave human rights problem

Moscow fears that raising DPRK human rights issues could bring political instability to its doorstep

Author Image Anthony V. Rinna August 14, 2019
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What the Xiang Hai Lin 8 detention could mean for North Korea-Russia ties

The incident has irritated Russian officials and reminded many of the DPRK's unpredictability

Author Image Anthony V. Rinna July 30, 2019
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Russian objectives in North Korea: the hardening view from Washington

Despite taking steps with sanctions, Moscow seen as hurdle to U.S. interests on the Korean peninsula

Author Image Anthony V. Rinna July 22, 2019
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What Russia stands to gain from closer military ties with North Korea

Strengthening ties with DPRK likely part of wider security effort in Russia's Asia-Pacific periphery

Author Image Anthony V. Rinna July 8, 2019
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How Mongolia leverages its neutrality to influence diplomacy with North Korea

Ulaanbaatar is increasingly positioning itself as a mediating force

Author Image Anthony V. Rinna June 25, 2019
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Peace on whose terms? The Sino-Russian vision for the Korean peninsula

Cooperation with Moscow could drive a wedge between Seoul and Washington

Author Image Anthony V. Rinna June 19, 2019
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After the Kim-Putin summit, what next for North Korea-Russia ties?

The Vladivostok meeting likely widened the gap between Moscow and Washington on DPRK issues

Author Image Anthony V. Rinna May 14, 2019
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First steps: what the Kim-Putin summit means for DPRK-Russia ties

Despite positive start to personal relations, much work remains on the key issues

Author Image Anthony V. Rinna April 26, 2019