November 30, 2022

About the author

Brandon K. Gauthier

Brandon K. Gauthier, M.A. graduated from Elon University in 2006, and is presently a PhD candidate in American history at Fordham University. Specializing in U.S. diplomatic history, he is at work on a dissertation examining the intellectual history of U.S. foreign relations with the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea from 1948 to 1995. He is a monthly contributor to NKnews.

More articles by 'Brandon K. Gauthier'

“DPRK-US Showdown” – a book review

“DPRK-US Showdown” – a book review

Reading between the lines in North Korean propaganda reveals much about their intentions

“DPRK-US Showdown” – a book review
Brandon K. Gauthier
Brandon K. Gauthier September 11, 2014
The strange story of one Korean War POW

The strange story of one Korean War POW

Japanese-American soldier used ethnicity to free fellow prisoners-of-war

The strange story of one Korean War POW
Brandon K. Gauthier
Brandon K. Gauthier March 21, 2014
When two Americans were axed to death by N. Korean soldiers

When two Americans were axed to death by N. Korean soldiers

“A vicious and unprovoked murder” - U.S. President Ford, 1976

When two Americans were axed to death by N. Korean soldiers
Brandon K. Gauthier
Brandon K. Gauthier August 20, 2013
The day South Korea faced the merciless reality of extinction

The day South Korea faced the merciless reality of extinction

This Day in the History of the DPRK: June 25, JUCHE 38 (1950)

The day South Korea faced the merciless reality of extinction
Brandon K. Gauthier
Brandon K. Gauthier June 25, 2013
When the first American soldier defected to North Korea

When the first American soldier defected to North Korea

"The people in North Korea are enjoying freedom and happiness inaccessible to the working people of the United States"

When the first American soldier defected to North Korea
Brandon K. Gauthier
Brandon K. Gauthier May 28, 2013
A Day That Would Change Korea’s Future: The Birth Of Kim Il Sung

A Day That Would Change Korea’s Future: The Birth Of Kim Il Sung

On the 101 anniversary of Kim Il Sung's birth, Brandon K. Gauthier looks back to a day that would go on to change the future of the peninsula

A Day That Would Change Korea’s Future: The Birth Of Kim Il Sung
Brandon K. Gauthier
Brandon K. Gauthier April 15, 2013
How Kim Jong Il Reacted To The 2003 Invasion of Iraq

How Kim Jong Il Reacted To The 2003 Invasion of Iraq

This Day In The History Of the DPRK: March 20, 2003

How Kim Jong Il Reacted To The 2003 Invasion of Iraq
Brandon K. Gauthier
Brandon K. Gauthier March 20, 2013
The Day Kim Jong Il Was Born

The Day Kim Jong Il Was Born

This Day in the History of the DPRK February 16, JUCHE 30 (1942)

The Day Kim Jong Il Was Born
Brandon K. Gauthier
Brandon K. Gauthier February 15, 2013
When NK Commandos Tried To Assassinate South Korea’s President

When NK Commandos Tried To Assassinate South Korea’s President

This Day in the History of the DPRK: January 21, JUCHE 56 (1968)

When NK Commandos Tried To Assassinate South Korea’s President
Brandon K. Gauthier
Brandon K. Gauthier January 21, 2013
The Day North Korea Downed a U.S. Helicopter on the DMZ

The Day North Korea Downed a U.S. Helicopter on the DMZ

This Day in the History of the DPRK December 17, Juche 82 (1994)

The Day North Korea Downed a U.S. Helicopter on the DMZ
Brandon K. Gauthier
Brandon K. Gauthier December 17, 2012