July 06, 2022

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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'

Why North Korea wants to talk about a tourist mountain

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

Why North Korea wants to talk about a tourist mountain
Andrei Lankov
Andrei Lankov June 10, 2013
The Russians are not coming to North Korea

The Russians are not coming to North Korea

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

The Russians are not coming to North Korea
Andrei Lankov
Andrei Lankov June 3, 2013
Back to Six-party talks: The diplomatic soap opera continues

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"

Back to Six-party talks: The diplomatic soap opera continues
Andrei Lankov
Andrei Lankov May 27, 2013
Kenneth Bae will be released, but not for a while

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."

Kenneth Bae will be released, but not for a while
Andrei Lankov
Andrei Lankov May 20, 2013
ANALYSIS: A History of North Korean Military Purges

ANALYSIS: A History of North Korean Military Purges

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

ANALYSIS: A History of North Korean Military Purges
Andrei Lankov
Andrei Lankov May 14, 2013
Why a traffic warden was given North Korea’s highest accolade

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

Why a traffic warden was given North Korea’s highest accolade
Andrei Lankov
Andrei Lankov May 10, 2013
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