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North Korea prevented large-scale coronavirus spread

North Korea has prevented large-scale coronavirus spread due to strict preventive measures, RISS expert Roman Lobov says. Pyongyang banned all international passenger travel; all foreigners were quarantined. “Now the DPRK is gradually returning to normal life. However, North Koreans still have to wear medical masks and observe strict measures to control COVID-19 spread,” he said.

US-DPRK summit: meeting for the sake of political dividends

The fact that the US has decided to change its usual policy of intimidation and hold the US-DPRK summit is connected with the tension in Washington's domestic policy, RISS expert Ilya Kravchenko said. “The internal political pressure on the White House is unprecedented now. All previous US presidents started a "small war", which often didn’t end victoriously. But the current President of the United States understands that he is not able to get involved in such a conflict now,” he pointed out.

US pullout from Iran nuclear deal to have no effect on Trump-Kim Jong-un talks

Washington’s exit from the Iran nuclear deal won’t have a negative effect on the upcoming talks between US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, expert of the Russian Institute for Strategic Studies Roman Lobov told TASS on Friday.

Inter-Korea summit: long-awaited steps towards peace

The inter-Korean summit, successfully held on Friday, has showed that the meeting of the leaders of the DPRK and the United States will take place, RISS expert Roman LOBOV said. According to him, such increase in diplomatic activity became possible because “Kim Jong-un has a strong negotiating position. He has the necessary minimum of nuclear missile capability to prevent external invasion. At the same time, the North Korean leader is interested in de-escalating tensions on the Korean Peninsula.”

Alliance with the USA prevents convergence between South Korea and North Korea

Alliance of South Korea with the United States prevents its rapprochement with the DPRK, RISS expert Vladimir SVEDENTSOV said. “Convergence between the two Koreas provokes the cooling of relations between Seoul and Washington, that is to say, the weakening of the Alliance”, he added.

US leaders have no legal grounds for military assault on DPRK, says RISS expert

"The situation offers big chances for a gradual diplomatic settlement of the crisis even if Washington and Pyongyang continue exchanging military threats," Dr. Andrei Gubin said

The Korean Peninsula: Dialogue Without Preconditions

Andrey None Gubin

Tougher sanctions against North Korea are useless