February 22, 2020

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Fyodor Tertitskiy

Fyodor Tertitskiy is an expert in North Korean politics and the military and a contributor to NK News and NK Pro. 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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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

Why do so many North Korean officials die in car crashes?

Several members of the DPRK elite have met their end in mysterious automotive accidents

Fyodor Tertitskiy July 19, 2018

The problems with North Korean translations

From "dotard" to bad grammar: it's typically better for researchers to use the original source

Fyodor Tertitskiy July 17, 2018

The Kim Jong Un succession campaign: how the "Young General" took power

The worsening health of his father led to a speedy propaganda effort to anoint the new leader

Fyodor Tertitskiy July 10, 2018
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