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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Kim Jong Un’s March public appearances: an unprecedented focus on diplomacy
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Kim Jong Un’s March public appearances: an unprecedented focus on diplomacy

The DPRK leader kept busy as economic visits took a backseat to international affairs

Kim Jong Un’s March public appearances: an unprecedented focus on diplomacy
Fyodor Tertitskiy
Fyodor Tertitskiy April 9, 2018
How the North is run: the Cabinet
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How the North is run: the Cabinet

The DPRK's top executive organ is a complex bureaucratic body, subordinate to the ruling party and leader

How the North is run: the Cabinet
Fyodor Tertitskiy
Fyodor Tertitskiy April 5, 2018
Fourteen days which shook the country: Kim Jong Un’s rise to power

Fourteen days which shook the country: Kim Jong Un’s rise to power

The young leader was swiftly established as his father's successor

Fourteen days which shook the country: Kim Jong Un’s rise to power
Fyodor Tertitskiy
Fyodor Tertitskiy April 4, 2018
North Korean satellite launch in 2018 could trigger U.S. military action: expert

North Korean satellite launch in 2018 could trigger U.S. military action: expert

The Sejong Institute's Cheong Seong-chang warns current rapprochement may not last

North Korean satellite launch in 2018 could trigger U.S. military action: expert
Fyodor Tertitskiy
Fyodor Tertitskiy April 2, 2018
Fourteen days which shook the country: the death of Kim Jong Il

Fourteen days which shook the country: the death of Kim Jong Il

How the sudden passing of the DPRK's Great Commander unfolded

Fourteen days which shook the country: the death of Kim Jong Il
Fyodor Tertitskiy
Fyodor Tertitskiy March 28, 2018
The first China-North Korea summit: what did we learn?
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The first China-North Korea summit: what did we learn?

A landmark meeting between Kim Jong Un and Xi Jinping offers some hints on future China-DPRK relations

The first China-North Korea summit: what did we learn?
Fyodor Tertitskiy
Fyodor Tertitskiy March 28, 2018
A surprise Sino-North Korean meeting: what can we expect?
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A surprise Sino-North Korean meeting: what can we expect?

There remains a major gap between what Pyongyang wants and what Beijing is willing to give

A surprise Sino-North Korean meeting: what can we expect?
Fyodor Tertitskiy
Fyodor Tertitskiy March 27, 2018
How the North is run: the Supreme People’s Assembly
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How the North is run: the Supreme People’s Assembly

The SPA is de jure the DPRK's most powerful institution, but has no actual say in state policy

How the North is run: the Supreme People’s Assembly
Fyodor Tertitskiy
Fyodor Tertitskiy March 22, 2018
How North Korea’s Russian citizens voted in Sunday’s Presidential elections

How North Korea’s Russian citizens voted in Sunday’s Presidential elections

178 voted in the weekend's poll in Pyongyang and Chongjin - 81.4% of them for Putin

How North Korea’s Russian citizens voted in Sunday’s Presidential elections
Fyodor Tertitskiy
Fyodor Tertitskiy March 19, 2018
The unusual history of North Korea’s military ranks

The unusual history of North Korea’s military ranks

The DPRK's original Soviet-style system survives in some parts of the country to this day

The unusual history of North Korea’s military ranks
Fyodor Tertitskiy
Fyodor Tertitskiy March 18, 2018
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