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.
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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Mysterious official's long tenure provides clues of DPRK system under Kim Il Sung
Long before the 30,000 defector era, reception was much different for the few who made it
Sympathetic in first days, the narrative later turned to condemnation of America's new wars
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