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.
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
In terms of large celebrations, the holiday lacks a clear pattern over last 70 years
Access to documents from 70s and 80s 'dark era' still most difficult, but may improve in future
The DPRK's "military first" policy never had major policy implications
Pyongyang saw the fall of its longstanding backer with understandable trepidation
Questions over Kim's role in suppressing Sixth Corps coup plot remain
Next week's meetings will be the first in three years
The famous memorial has weathered the ups and downs of the DPRK-Russian relationship
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