February 19, 2020

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Fyodor Tertitskiy

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.

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The hollow, vacant nature of Juche

What does the philosophy attributed to Kim Il Sung teach? Who actually wrote it?

Fyodor Tertitskiy February 2, 2015

The ill-fated Sinuiju special region

Proposed special autonomous region would have brought a little bit of Macau onto North Korean soil

Fyodor Tertitskiy January 27, 2015

Leader, Sun, Mentor, Guide: How North Korean leaders choose their titles

Great care is taken to give North Korea’s supreme leadership a sufficiently exalted set of monikers

Fyodor Tertitskiy January 19, 2015

North Korea’s passports, and how they use them

Yes, the North has passports, and has them for more than one type of visit abroad

Fyodor Tertitskiy December 29, 2014

The boundaries of identity on the NK-China border

Those benefitting most now would be most disenfranchised in the event of unification

Fyodor Tertitskiy December 26, 2014

The diminishing role of Soviet help in Pyongyang propaganda

North Korea once celebrated help in establishing its independence; now it barely acknowledges it

Fyodor Tertitskiy December 15, 2014

The party’s 10 principles, then and now

Evolution of party credo shows effort to elevate Kim Jong Il, the Worker’s Party

Fyodor Tertitskiy December 11, 2014

Being a minor party in the North

In a totalitarian regime, what do N. Korea’s other political blocs do?

Fyodor Tertitskiy November 26, 2014
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