December 05, 2020

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Fyodor Tertitskiy

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.

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Pang Hak Se: the father of the North Korean secret police

Mysterious official's long tenure provides clues of DPRK system under Kim Il Sung

Fyodor Tertitskiy October 4, 2018

“Heroes who returned to the legal authority”: prominent Cold War-era defectors

Long before the 30,000 defector era, reception was much different for the few who made it

Fyodor Tertitskiy September 12, 2018

How North Korean media covered the 9/11 terrorist attack

Sympathetic in first days, the narrative later turned to condemnation of America's new wars

Fyodor Tertitskiy September 11, 2018

Is North Korea's 9/9 Foundation Day its most important holiday?

In terms of large celebrations, the holiday lacks a clear pattern over last 70 years

Fyodor Tertitskiy September 8, 2018

How sourcing for North Korean studies has changed over time

Access to documents from 70s and 80s 'dark era' still most difficult, but may improve in future

Fyodor Tertitskiy September 4, 2018

The meaning of North Korea's "Songun Day"

The DPRK's "military first" policy never had major policy implications

Fyodor Tertitskiy August 23, 2018

Goodbye, Gorby: How North Korea saw the final days of the Soviet Union

Pyongyang saw the fall of its longstanding backer with understandable trepidation

Fyodor Tertitskiy August 22, 2018

KPA Marshal Kim Yong Chun dead at 82

Questions over Kim's role in suppressing Sixth Corps coup plot remain

Fyodor Tertitskiy August 17, 2018

The troubled, tragic history of inter-Korean family reunions

Next week's meetings will be the first in three years

Fyodor Tertitskiy August 16, 2018

A brief history of Pyongyang's Liberation Monument

The famous memorial has weathered the ups and downs of the DPRK-Russian relationship

Fyodor Tertitskiy August 14, 2018
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