Fyodor Tertitskiy is a leading 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 can buy here.
Predecessors Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il’s first decades in power suggest surprises in the years to come
Once the presumed successor to his brother, Kim Yong Ju played a key role in DPRK history but later fell out of favor
The country’s highest honor misspelled the DPRK’s name for years, as correcting the party was all but inconceivable
Report of DPRK’s new doctrine suggests Kim Jong Un wants to surpass his predecessors by copying their self-idolization
Czechoslovakia played a unique role on the Korean Peninsula during the Cold War, rubbing some the wrong way
Aleksandr Puzanov was Moscow’s diplomat in Pyongyang and Kabul as both countries tipped over the precipice
The North Korean leader is committing ideological heresy by taking Kim Jong Il’s general secretary position
Kim family members have been demoted in the past, only to resurface a few years later
North Korea underwent several drastic adjustments this year — some of which were state-sponsored, some of which were not
He was executed for ties to North Korea and became a political martyr. But new evidence shakes up the story once again.
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