Fyodor Tertitskiy is a senior researcher at Seoul’s Kookmin University. He holds a Ph.D. in Sociology from Seoul National University, and is author of “North Korea before Kim Il Sung,” which you buy here.
Claims that a secret succession process may be underway must be taken with a pinch of salt
Much stronger influence from Beijing could reduce the threat from Pyongyang and potentially improve human rights
A recent gaffe by a freshman lawmaker highlights how detached from reality the country's conservatives have become
The North Korean leader has not promoted anyone to the rank since Ri Myong Su in 2016
Three kids all in one go can be quite a handful - but in the DPRK, two's company, and three's even better
Rising tensions do not bode well for the North Korean leader — or his people
While the laws could allow for the leader to be removed from office, such a scenario would likely require a major crisis
How Korea, and the world, changed alongside the life of the infamous dictator
Confusion stems from a misunderstanding of what 'head of state' actually means
Both simplified and traditional characters remain in use to this day
Specialist news and analysis, research tools, and unique data sets
Internet Explorer is not compatible with this website. We instead recommend using Chrome, Edge, Firefox or Safari.
Microsoft ceased supporting IE 10 and older in 2016.
In addition, Microsoft cyber-security chief Chris Jackson has been urging users to stop using the browser since February 2019.
Join the influential community of members who rely on NK News original news and in-depth reporting
Enter your details below
Sign In Forgot Password?
Don't have an account? SIGN UP
Already have an account? SIGN IN
Please enter your username or email address. You will receive a link to create a new password via email.
The NK Pro, NK News and KCNA Watch websites do not support private mode or incognito browsing.