September 08, 2022
Why Would Russia Buy North Korean Weapons?
By Hyung-Jin Kim and Kim Tong-Hyung
Pyongyang reportedly intends to sell millions of rockets and artillery shells to Moscow.
July 27, 2022
Sanctions, Cyber, and Crypto: How Pyongyang Can Exploit the War in Ukraine
By Jason Bartlett
North Korea now joins Russia and Syria in recognizing two Moscow-backed breakaway states in eastern Ukraine. That could provide a new foothold for sanctions evasion and cybercrime.
January 13, 2021
5 Key Takeaways from North Korea’s Party Congress
By Gabriela Bernal
North Korea set an assertive tone for 2021 through its Party Congress.
April 01, 2020
Did Kim’s Vladivostok Visit Reshape Russia-North Korea Relations?
By Niall Gray
A year after Kim Jong Un’s first summit with Putin, where do Russia-North Korea relations stand?
July 22, 2019
North Korea Turns to Russia for Cash
By Tae-jun Kang
Since the Putin-Kim summit, North Korea has been stepping up economic ties with Russia.
April 26, 2019
Takeaways From the Long-Awaited Russia-North Korea Summit
By Anna Kireeva and Liudmila Zakharova
Russia is moving to assert its diplomatic, strategic, and economic interests on the Korean Peninsula.
December 01, 2018
Can Russia Play a Positive Role on the Korean Peninsula?
By Sung Young Jang & Hansol Kim
Russia has the potential to become a stable partner on the Korean Peninsula.
November 29, 2018
Is North Korea’s MiG-29 Fleet Growing?
By Abraham Ait
License production contracts with Russia and technical assistance deals may be strengthening North Korea’s air force.
October 24, 2018
Why China and Russia are Keen for the Korean War to Officially End
By Michael Bosack
It is no secret that both China and Russia would prefer greater control over circumstances involving the Korean Peninsula.
August 17, 2018
US Announces New Sanctions on Entities Facilitating North Korean Activities
By Ankit Panda
The new sanctions come as US-North Korea diplomacy pushes ahead.
March 02, 2018
The Wisdom of Moscow’s Equidistant Koreas Policy
By Anthony V. Rinna
The Kremlin's balanced Koreas policy contrasts with that of its two great power peers, China and the United States.
February 01, 2018
Russia's Relationship With North Korea: It's Complicated
By Anthony V. Rinna
Contrary to popular belief, Russia's approach to the Korea crisis is not entirely motivated by bad blood with the U.S.