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.
Far from Pyongyang, the party wields substantial influence through People's Groups
State media largely uses the workers' holiday as another opportunity to relentlessly praise the leader
The two Koreas laid the groundwork for an upcoming Kim-Trump meeting
Officials attending Friday's talks largely hail from the DPRK's diplomatic and military arms
Outside of the KPA are a range of groups with military characteristics
Coverage in state press ranges from cautious to jingoistic
The leader's wife has a new title and an increasingly prominent public image
A July 1955 book taught diligent citizens about the dangers of saboteurs and infiltrators
From cradle to grave, organizational life is mandatory
Symbolism means everything in the DPRK - and the military's standard bearers are no exception
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