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Is North Korea’s MiG-29 Fleet Growing?
November 29, 2018
Is North Korea’s MiG-29 Fleet Growing?
License production contracts with Russia and technical assistance deals may be strengthening North Korea’s air force.
Is North Korea’s MiG-29 Fleet Growing?
Why China and Russia are Keen for the Korean War to Officially End
October 24, 2018
Why China and Russia are Keen for the Korean War to Officially End
It is no secret that both China and Russia would prefer greater control over circumstances involving the Korean Peninsula.
Why China and Russia are Keen for the Korean War to Officially End
US Announces New Sanctions on Entities Facilitating North Korean Activities
August 17, 2018
US Announces New Sanctions on Entities Facilitating North Korean Activities
The new sanctions come as US-North Korea diplomacy pushes ahead.
US Announces New Sanctions on Entities Facilitating North Korean Activities
The Wisdom of Moscow’s Equidistant Koreas Policy
March 02, 2018
The Wisdom of Moscow’s Equidistant Koreas Policy
The Kremlin's balanced Koreas policy contrasts with that of its two great power peers, China and the United States.
The Wisdom of Moscow’s Equidistant Koreas Policy
Russia's Relationship With North Korea: It's Complicated
February 01, 2018
Russia's Relationship With North Korea: It's Complicated
Contrary to popular belief, Russia's approach to the Korea crisis is not entirely motivated by bad blood with the U.S.
Russia's Relationship With North Korea: It's Complicated
The North Korea Crisis in Regional Context
December 18, 2017
The North Korea Crisis in Regional Context
A look at the geopolitical drivers of policy in North Korea, China, and elsewhere.
The North Korea Crisis in Regional Context
North Korea Adds New Russian Internet Link, Hedging Its Reliance on Chinese Access
October 03, 2017
North Korea Adds New Russian Internet Link, Hedging Its Reliance on Chinese Access
TransTeleCom extends a high bandwidth fiber connection to North Korea, giving it telecommunications redundancy.
North Korea Adds New Russian Internet Link, Hedging Its Reliance on Chinese Access
Russia's Korea Strategy
July 15, 2017
Russia's Korea Strategy
Moscow's relationships with China, the U.S., and the two Koreas shape Russian policy aims.
Russia's Korea Strategy
Russia's Love Affair With North Korea
February 13, 2017
Russia's Love Affair With North Korea
The logic behind Moscow's economic outreach to Pyongyang.
Russia's Love Affair With North Korea
North Korea's 5th Nuclear Test: The Fallout in Seoul
September 22, 2016
North Korea's 5th Nuclear Test: The Fallout in Seoul
With China and Russia blocking effective sanctions, North Korea's continued nuclear progress could spark an arms race.
North Korea's 5th Nuclear Test: The Fallout in Seoul
Russia's North Korea Conundrum
March 17, 2016
Russia's North Korea Conundrum
The latest sanctions harm Russian economic and strategic interests on the Korean Peninsula.
Russia's North Korea Conundrum
Russia, Japan and North Korea’s Nuclear Test
January 25, 2016
Russia, Japan and North Korea’s Nuclear Test
In its harsh response to the test, Moscow has its eye on a strategic victory.
Russia, Japan and North Korea’s Nuclear Test
Putin Sends Russian Military to North Korea
November 11, 2015
Putin Sends Russian Military to North Korea
A Russian military delegation is currently in Pyongyang talking to the Command of the Korean People’s Army.
Putin Sends Russian Military to North Korea
Chinese Coastguard Ships Approached Disputed Senkaku/Diaoyu Islands
October 05, 2015
Chinese Coastguard Ships Approached Disputed Senkaku/Diaoyu Islands
Plus, Russia-North Korea ties, a U.S. aircraft carrier switcheroo, Indian Ocean geopolitics, and more. Monday links.
Chinese Coastguard Ships Approached Disputed Senkaku/Diaoyu Islands
Moscow and Pyongyang: From Disdain to Partnership?
February 18, 2015
Moscow and Pyongyang: From Disdain to Partnership?
Russian-North Korean relations have been on a roll during the past year, but may soon encounter roadblocks.
Moscow and Pyongyang: From Disdain to Partnership?
What Does North Korea’s Latest Missile Test Tell Us?
February 11, 2015
What Does North Korea’s Latest Missile Test Tell Us?
Some say it could be a sign of Pyongyang’s growing capabilities.
What Does North Korea’s Latest Missile Test Tell Us?
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