Anthony V. Rinna is a Senior Editor with the Sino-NK research group. He's lived in South Korea since 2014.
The Vladivostok meeting likely widened the gap between Moscow and Washington on DPRK issues
Despite positive start to personal relations, much work remains on the key issues
Though the two have plenty to discuss, stalled nuclear diplomacy limits what can actually be achieved
Talk of a pending summit must be read in the context of a two-decade long effort to rebuild ties
A visit to the DPRK by a group of senior lawmakers hints at greater cooperation in the coming months
Though summit outcomes were likely disappointing, it's business as usual for the Kremlin
Moscow welcomes improving ties, though fears being marginalized as talks progress
The high-profile meeting saw regional players stake out their positions ahead of the second summit
A meeting in Moscow this week shed some light on how parliamentarians hope to work with Pyongyang
Keeping a low-profile may best serve Moscow's interests — at least for now
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