March 04, 2021

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'

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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