Fyodor Tertitskiy is an expert in North Korean politics and the military and a contributor to NK News and NK Pro. 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.
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
The measure, scheduled for December 22, will harm regular people and work against U.S. interests
DPRK history is full of powerful men manipulating the past — researchers must tread carefully
Reporters must be more responsible in separating fact from the fiction
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