June 04, 2020

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Fyodor Tertitskiy

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.

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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

The Soviet-Japanese War: the brief conflict that created North Korea

73 years since its outbreak, the war's impact is often understated

Fyodor Tertitskiy August 8, 2018

Why Soviet plans for Austria-style unification in Korea did not become a reality

An official document reveals the division of the peninsula could have been avoided

Fyodor Tertitskiy August 7, 2018

Fragile peace: the signing of the Korean Armistice Agreement

65 years on, a temporary agreement has become the new normal

Fyodor Tertitskiy July 26, 2018
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