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 buy here.
Many believed the explosion represented an attempt on Kim Jong Il's life
Rise in stature of Kim Il Sung's wife came in concert with her son's efforts to become successor
The dramatic arrest and death of Kim Jong Un's uncle remains an unprecedented moment in DPRK history
Absent role in state media for several decades, death of Kim Song Ae unlikely to have much impact
The DPRK's leader-worship may be the most pervasive in human history
State media appears divided on the importance of Tripoli's 2003 disarmament
The "DPRK" moniker has its origins in the factionalism of the 1940s
The DPRK's chaotic early days saw the USSR lay the groundwork for decades of autocratic rule
This unusual triad of high-ranking officials serve as some of the leader's top advisers
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