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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How the North is run: local government
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How the North is run: local government

Far from Pyongyang, the party wields substantial influence through People's Groups

How the North is run: local government
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Fyodor Tertitskiy May 8, 2018
How North Korea celebrates May Day

How North Korea celebrates May Day

State media largely uses the workers' holiday as another opportunity to relentlessly praise the leader

How North Korea celebrates May Day
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Fyodor Tertitskiy May 1, 2018
Historic agreement? What to make of the 2018 inter-Korean declaration
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Historic agreement? What to make of the 2018 inter-Korean declaration

The two Koreas laid the groundwork for an upcoming Kim-Trump meeting

Historic agreement? What to make of the 2018 inter-Korean declaration
What’s in a delegation? The nine officials accompanying Kim at the inter-Korean summit
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What’s in a delegation? The nine officials accompanying Kim at the inter-Korean summit

Officials attending Friday's talks largely hail from the DPRK's diplomatic and military arms

What’s in a delegation? The nine officials accompanying Kim at the inter-Korean summit
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Fyodor Tertitskiy April 26, 2018
How the North is run: the paramilitaries
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How the North is run: the paramilitaries

Outside of the KPA are a range of groups with military characteristics

How the North is run: the paramilitaries
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Fyodor Tertitskiy April 20, 2018
False promises? How North Korean media discusses nuclear negotiations

False promises? How North Korean media discusses nuclear negotiations

Coverage in state press ranges from cautious to jingoistic

False promises? How North Korean media discusses nuclear negotiations
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Fyodor Tertitskiy April 19, 2018
“Respected” Ri Sol Ju: a new personality cult for N. Korea’s first lady?

“Respected” Ri Sol Ju: a new personality cult for N. Korea’s first lady?

The leader's wife has a new title and an increasingly prominent public image

“Respected” Ri Sol Ju: a new personality cult for N. Korea’s first lady?
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Fyodor Tertitskiy April 16, 2018
The “anti-espionage struggle”: catching a spy, North Korean-style

The “anti-espionage struggle”: catching a spy, North Korean-style

A July 1955 book taught diligent citizens about the dangers of saboteurs and infiltrators

The “anti-espionage struggle”: catching a spy, North Korean-style
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Fyodor Tertitskiy April 12, 2018
How the North is run: non-Party organizations
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How the North is run: non-Party organizations

From cradle to grave, organizational life is mandatory

How the North is run: non-Party organizations
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Fyodor Tertitskiy April 12, 2018
What North Korea’s army flags can teach us about its recent history

What North Korea’s army flags can teach us about its recent history

Symbolism means everything in the DPRK - and the military's standard bearers are no exception

What North Korea’s army flags can teach us about its recent history
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Fyodor Tertitskiy April 10, 2018
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