April 09, 2020

About the author

Andrei Lankov

Andrei Lankov is a Director at NK News and writes exclusively for the site as one of the world’s leading authorities on North Korea. A graduate of Leningrad State University, he attended Pyongyang’s Kim Il Sung University from 1984-5 – an experience you can read about here. In addition to his writing, he is also a Professor at Kookmin University.

More articles by 'Andrei Lankov'

How North Korean trading companies make money

Trade organizations work together by swapping their state-approved quota for surplus materials

Andrei Lankov June 28, 2013

Mein Kampf has little to offer a North Korean statesman

Why everyone was so easily persuaded by the idea of Kim Jong Un and his Hitler fantasy

Andrei Lankov June 21, 2013

Why North Korea wants to talk about a tourist mountain

Money, no exposure to Southern influence and little work make Mt. Kumgang an ideal platform for cooperation

Andrei Lankov June 10, 2013

The Russians are not coming to North Korea

North Korea’s Former Ally Now Mainly Concerned with Stability, Maintaining Status Quo

Andrei Lankov June 3, 2013

Back to Six-party talks: The diplomatic soap opera continues

"There is no doubt North Korea’s decision to re-enter the long scorned Six-party talks was related to China"

Andrei Lankov May 27, 2013

Kenneth Bae will be released, but not for a while

"We should not be surprised that the North Koreans have made it clear that no quick release should be expected."

Andrei Lankov May 20, 2013

ANALYSIS: A History of North Korean Military Purges

The North Korean armed forces are in political retreat, pushed aside by the civilian bureaucracy

Andrei Lankov May 14, 2013

Why a traffic warden was given North Korea's highest accolade

Andrei Lankov looks at the context of traffic warden's "DPRK Hero" award and possible explanations

Andrei Lankov May 10, 2013
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