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Can a Russia-China Axis Help Find a Solution to Problems on the Korean Peninsula?

38 North
June 8, 2017
By Georgy Toloraya

Russia’s potential role in managing the North Korean nuclear problem is usually dismissed or seen in the United States as echoing that of China. However, Russia is in a position to “tip the scales” in a difficult balancing on Korean affairs even if its direct economic influence is limited. A sober evaluation of this position as well as of Russia’s readiness to support or oppose policies of more influential partners, like the US and China, is thus vital.
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