October 02, 2022

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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 can buy here.

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Comrades no more? How North Korea picked sides in the Sino-Soviet split

Comrades no more? How North Korea picked sides in the Sino-Soviet split

The machinations of Cold War ideology drove Pyongyang into the isolation that continues today

Comrades no more? How North Korea picked sides in the Sino-Soviet split
Fyodor Tertitskiy
Fyodor Tertitskiy June 19, 2018
“A new history”? North Korean media reacts to the Kim-Trump summit
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“A new history”? North Korean media reacts to the Kim-Trump summit

A major diplomatic victory for the DPRK may not appear that way to a Rodong Sinmun reader

“A new history”? North Korean media reacts to the Kim-Trump summit
Fyodor Tertitskiy
Fyodor Tertitskiy June 13, 2018
June 12 summit likely to be only “first step” towards denuclearization: expert

June 12 summit likely to be only “first step” towards denuclearization: expert

The Sejong Institute's Cheong Seong-chang cautions against expecting too much from Singapore meeting

June 12 summit likely to be only “first step” towards denuclearization: expert
Fyodor Tertitskiy
Fyodor Tertitskiy June 8, 2018
Out with the old? What to make of a recent North Korean military reshuffle
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Out with the old? What to make of a recent North Korean military reshuffle

Demotions and promotions of top brass are not new - but the timing and the scale are notable

Out with the old? What to make of a recent North Korean military reshuffle
Fyodor Tertitskiy
Fyodor Tertitskiy June 6, 2018
How the North is run: the courts
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How the North is run: the courts

While on paper they are independent, trials in the DPRK rarely stray from the ruling party's interests

How the North is run: the courts
Fyodor Tertitskiy
Fyodor Tertitskiy June 3, 2018
Choe Son Hui hits out at Pence and Bolton: reading between the lines
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Choe Son Hui hits out at Pence and Bolton: reading between the lines

A critical statement by the Vice-Foreign Minister carries weight, but suggests there is still room to maneuver

Choe Son Hui hits out at Pence and Bolton: reading between the lines
Fyodor Tertitskiy
Fyodor Tertitskiy May 24, 2018
What we can learn from the failure of the 1994 Agreed Framework
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What we can learn from the failure of the 1994 Agreed Framework

History shows that any new deal would be tough to negotiate and nearly impossible to maintain

What we can learn from the failure of the 1994 Agreed Framework
Fyodor Tertitskiy
Fyodor Tertitskiy May 23, 2018
What to make of North Korea’s threats to cancel the Singapore summit
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What to make of North Korea’s threats to cancel the Singapore summit

While it appears more likely than not that the Kim-Trump will go ahead, the DPRK is making clear negotiations won't be easy

What to make of North Korea’s threats to cancel the Singapore summit
Fyodor Tertitskiy
Fyodor Tertitskiy May 17, 2018
Kim Jong Un’s public appearances in April: the inter-Korean summit dominates headlines
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Kim Jong Un’s public appearances in April: the inter-Korean summit dominates headlines

The month saw diplomatic niceties continue and a rare policy shift from the ruling party

Kim Jong Un’s public appearances in April: the inter-Korean summit dominates headlines
Fyodor Tertitskiy
Fyodor Tertitskiy May 11, 2018
What to make of the second Kim-Xi summit
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What to make of the second Kim-Xi summit

An unprecedented second meeting saw the DPRK leader seek to shore up Beijing's support

What to make of the second Kim-Xi summit
Fyodor Tertitskiy
Fyodor Tertitskiy May 9, 2018
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