Anthony Rinna

Senior Editor, Sino-NK

Anthony V. Rinna is a Senior Editor with Sino-NK, a research organization dedicated to analyzing Northeast Asia. Formerly trained as an Eastern Europe specialist, Rinna primarily analyzes the relationship between the Korean Peninsula and Russia. His comments have appeared in media outlets such as the BBC, CNBC, Foreign Policy and The Washington Post. Based on his specialization, he has participated in a strategic assessment project pertaining to the Korean Peninsula at the request of the Joint Staff at the US Department of Defense. Rinna has a working knowledge of Korean, Russian and Spanish, and has lived in South Korea since 2014.  

Read Anthony Rinna’s Content

Discover below Anthony’s posts ordered from newest to oldest

United States inconsistency complicates cooperation with Russia on DPRK

Setting the tone for a potential shift in the US's policy of multilateral cooperation over North Korea, Joseph Yun, the US Special Representative for North Korea, visited Moscow from April 4-6. There he met with Russia's Deputy Foreign Minister Igor Morgulov, where both parties expressed mutual concerns over North Korea's developing missile program.  

International Cooperation over North Korea: Possibilities and Limitations for Russia

North Korea's fourth nuclear test followed by an orbital rocket launch has presented the Russian Federation with another opportunity to find common ground with other global powers and demonstrate leadership in international affairs. But this objective is complicated by policy differences between itself and its partners in Beijing, Washington and to a lesser extent Seoul.

Mongolia Conference

Nuclear-free Mongolia: a model for northeast Asia?

For some countries, the response to grave feelings of national vulnerability has been the acquisition of nuclear weapons. This is especially true in Northeast Asia, where some countries either already have nuclear weapons (China and North Korea), or have had serious debates about acquiring them (such as in South Korea). Nuclear disarmament in Northeast Asia is hindered by both domestic and external factors. Yet the global disarmament movement, and, specifically, advocates for denuclearisation in Northeast Asia have an unlikely yet powerful model of hope – Mongolia.

North Korea-Russia Rapprochement: A Setback for a Non-Nuclear Korea?

Through the second half of the twentieth century, North Korea’s communist regime managed to survive in large part thanks to the backing of its key ally, the USSR. Post-Cold War Russia later modified its position toward its old Cold War ally, and bilateral relations became damaged when the then-USSR established diplomatic ties with South Korea in 1990.

Meet Our Authors

Read more about our main contributors and browse their latest content and publications.