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Putin Signs Deals With Vietnam to Offset Moscow’s Growing Isolation

Putin Signs Deals With Vietnam to Offset Moscow’s Growing Isolation

By Aniruddha Ghosal
The Russian leader's two-day visit to Hanoi follows trips by U.S. President Joe Biden and Chinese leader Xi Jinping.

Why North Korea’s Military Partnership With Russia Is Here to Stay

Why North Korea’s Military Partnership With Russia Is Here to Stay

By Elena Guido and Eric Siyi Zhang
For North Korea’s military-industrial complex, collaboration with Russia creates a self-perpetuating cycle.
South Korea and the US Should Use the Kim-Putin Bromance

South Korea and the US Should Use the Kim-Putin Bromance

By Mitch Shin
Despite Seoul and Washington’s growing fear of the strengthened ties between Russia and North Korea, there is no need to rule out diplomacy and denuclearization on the Korean Peninsula. 

Putin’s Trip to Vietnam: The Next Phase of Major Power Competition

Putin’s Trip to Vietnam: The Next Phase of Major Power Competition

By Khang Vu
The Russian leader is just the latest major power leader to come to Hanoi bearing gifts and promises.

In Bid to Be Major Global Player, North Korea Signs New Treaty With Russia

In Bid to Be Major Global Player, North Korea Signs New Treaty With Russia

By Shannon Tiezzi
Pyongyang wants to elevate its clout on the world stage through deepened ties with Moscow, but China continues to keep North Korea at arms length. 

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Putin’s Visit Symbolizes North Korea’s Changing Foreign Policy

Putin’s Visit Symbolizes North Korea’s Changing Foreign Policy

By Benjamin Young and Yong Suk Lee
The Russian president’s trip to Pyongyang is a sign of substantial shifts in North Korean ideology and diplomacy. Meanwhile, the U.S. playbook on North Korea has not changed in decades.

Before Summit With North Korea’s Kim, Putin Vows They’ll Beat Sanctions Together

Before Summit With North Korea’s Kim, Putin Vows They’ll Beat Sanctions Together

By Kim Tong-hyung
Putin is making his first trip to North Korea in 24 years.
US Government Criticizes Vietnam’s Decision to Host Russia’s Putin

US Government Criticizes Vietnam’s Decision to Host Russia’s Putin

By Sebastian Strangio
The Russian leader will visit the country on June 19-20, just days after the conclusion of an international peace conference on Ukraine.

North Korea’s Kim Hails Russia Ties as Putin Reportedly Plans a Visit

North Korea’s Kim Hails Russia Ties as Putin Reportedly Plans a Visit

By Hyung-jin Kim
Kim Jong Un sent Vladimir Putin a message congratulating Russia on its National Day amid reports that the Russian president could visit Pyongyang as soon as next week.

Does the Sanctioned Daughter of the Kremlin’s Press Chief Have a Kazakh Bank Account?

Does the Sanctioned Daughter of the Kremlin’s Press Chief Have a Kazakh Bank Account?

By Catherine Putz
A recent report suggests that Elizaveta Peskova may have registered for an individual identification number in Kazakhstan -- that in turn may have enabled her to access the Kazakh banking system.

Zelenskyy Finally Calls out China’s Role in Russia’s War on Ukraine

Zelenskyy Finally Calls out China’s Role in Russia’s War on Ukraine

By Rakshith Shetty
Zelenskyy’s unusually direct comments in Singapore marked a significant shift in Kyiv’s stance and a long-overdue reckoning with China's role in the war. 
In the New Cold War, Europe’s Approach to China Is Already Outdated

In the New Cold War, Europe’s Approach to China Is Already Outdated

By Maximilian Mayer and Emilian Kavalski
The hope that Beijing would distance itself, however minimally, from Moscow has finally been extinguished. Europe needs to adjust its approach accordingly.

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