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.

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Why future North Koreans may be nostalgic for the cult of Kim

Just as some Russians fondly remember Stalin, many will continue to love the Great Leader

Andrei Lankov June 6, 2019

Holiday in North Korea: lessons from Mount Kumgang

The now-shuttered project offers valuable insight into the possibilities, and limits, of engagement

Andrei Lankov May 19, 2019

Frenemies reunited: a brief history of Russian-North Korean summitry

With Kim Jong Un set to meet Putin, it's worth revisiting the two countries' past meetings

Andrei Lankov April 24, 2019

How a leadership reshuffle could spell trouble for future North Korean reforms

With sanctions beginning to take their toll, Kim Jong Un may be changing course

Andrei Lankov April 14, 2019

How a series of strategic mistakes have forced Kim Jong Un into a corner

After years alienating China, North Korea might soon have no choice but to cave in to the U.S.

Andrei Lankov April 5, 2019

Why an armed North Korean resistance may do more harm than good

One person's freedom fighter is another person's terrorist, after all

Andrei Lankov April 1, 2019

Take to the skies: North Korea's role in the mysterious hijacking of KAL YS-11

Pyongyang used the incident to its advantage, though whether it played a direct role remains unclear

Andrei Lankov March 29, 2019

What to make of a mysterious break-in at the North Korean embassy in Madrid

While details are thin, it appears likely that intelligence services were involved

Andrei Lankov March 20, 2019

Why neither North Korea nor the U.S. want a return to confrontation

The failed Hanoi summit raises the stakes, but no-one can afford to ramp up tensions

Andrei Lankov March 7, 2019

Why the failed Hanoi summit is no cause for despair

The no-deal outcome is bad news, but a return to "fire and fury" remains unlikely -- for now

Andrei Lankov March 1, 2019
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