Andrei Lankov | NK News
June 14, 2024

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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.

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Minorities in North Korea, part 3: Chinese-Koreans

Minorities in North Korea, part 3: Chinese-Koreans

Thousands of Koreans once escaped China for DPRK, but situation reversed in 1990s

Minorities in North Korea, part 3: Chinese-Koreans
Andrei Lankov
Andrei Lankov August 12, 2013
Minorities in North Korea, part 2: Russian-Koreans

Minorities in North Korea, part 2: Russian-Koreans

Status of Russian-Koreans changed as DPRK-USSR relations fluctuated

Minorities in North Korea, part 2: Russian-Koreans
Andrei Lankov
Andrei Lankov August 8, 2013
Minorities in North Korea, part 1: Japanese-Koreans

Minorities in North Korea, part 1: Japanese-Koreans

Once a valued source of hard currency, repatriates from Japan have fallen on hard times

Minorities in North Korea, part 1: Japanese-Koreans
Andrei Lankov
Andrei Lankov August 6, 2013
North Korea will never give up its nuclear weapons – Lankov

North Korea will never give up its nuclear weapons – Lankov

Few are brave enough to admit the obvious: North Korea is not going to abandon its nuclear weapons

North Korea will never give up its nuclear weapons – Lankov
Andrei Lankov
Andrei Lankov July 29, 2013
Did Kim Jong Un purge his father’s widow, Kim Ok?

Did Kim Jong Un purge his father’s widow, Kim Ok?

‘Harem politics’ makes the ever contentious succession issue even more complicated

Did Kim Jong Un purge his father’s widow, Kim Ok?
Andrei Lankov
Andrei Lankov July 5, 2013
How North Korean trading companies make money

How North Korean trading companies make money

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

How North Korean trading companies make money
Andrei Lankov
Andrei Lankov June 28, 2013
Mein Kampf has little to offer a North Korean statesman

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

Mein Kampf has little to offer a North Korean statesman
Andrei Lankov
Andrei Lankov June 21, 2013
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