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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Analysis

What to expect from a long-awaited Kim-Putin summit

Though the two have plenty to discuss, stalled nuclear diplomacy limits what can actually be achieved

Author Image Anthony V. Rinna April 22, 2019
Analysis

After months of speculation, will Kim Jong Un finally visit Russia?

Talk of a pending summit must be read in the context of a two-decade long effort to rebuild ties

Author Image Anthony V. Rinna April 7, 2019
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Why a delegation of Russian senators in Pyongyang is worth watching

A visit to the DPRK by a group of senior lawmakers hints at greater cooperation in the coming months

Author Image Anthony V. Rinna March 21, 2019
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As North Korea-U.S. talks stall, could Russia step in?

Though summit outcomes were likely disappointing, it's business as usual for the Kremlin

Author Image Anthony V. Rinna March 8, 2019
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The view from the Kremlin: what Russia wants from the second U.S.-DPRK summit

Moscow welcomes improving ties, though fears being marginalized as talks progress

Author Image Anthony V. Rinna February 26, 2019
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Setting expectations for Hanoi? North Korea at the Munich Security Conference

The high-profile meeting saw regional players stake out their positions ahead of the second summit

Author Image Anthony V. Rinna February 19, 2019
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Why Russian lawmakers are working to build ties with North Korea

A meeting in Moscow this week shed some light on how parliamentarians hope to work with Pyongyang

Author Image Anthony V. Rinna February 12, 2019
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North Korea and Russia: what to expect in the coming months

Keeping a low-profile may best serve Moscow's interests — at least for now

Author Image Anthony V. Rinna January 20, 2019
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Ri Yong Ho in Ulaanbaatar: where the DPRK-Mongolia relationship goes from here

Mongolia continues its push to serve as a third-party mediator

Author Image Anthony V. Rinna December 9, 2018
Analysis

Why Moscow sent a top Orthodox Church official to Pyongyang

Metropolitan Hilarion Alfeyev's DPRK visit last week was more about politics than faith

Author Image Anthony V. Rinna December 3, 2018