December 06, 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: the intelligence services
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How the North is run: the intelligence services

Available information paints a chaotic picture of the DPRK's spy service

How the North is run: the intelligence services
Fyodor Tertitskiy
Fyodor Tertitskiy October 29, 2018
A planned Kim-Putin summit: what to expect?
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A planned Kim-Putin summit: what to expect?

The two sides will likely seek to reaffirm old ties and build a united front against sanctions and pressure

A planned Kim-Putin summit: what to expect?
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Fyodor Tertitskiy | Oliver Hotham October 23, 2018
How North Korea celebrates its Party Foundation Day

How North Korea celebrates its Party Foundation Day

What should we expect from today's holiday?

How North Korea celebrates its Party Foundation Day
Fyodor Tertitskiy
Fyodor Tertitskiy October 9, 2018
Pang Hak Se: the father of the North Korean secret police

Pang Hak Se: the father of the North Korean secret police

Mysterious official's long tenure provides clues of DPRK system under Kim Il Sung

Pang Hak Se: the father of the North Korean secret police
Fyodor Tertitskiy
Fyodor Tertitskiy October 4, 2018
Kim Jong Un’s public appearances in September: a return to diplomacy
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Kim Jong Un’s public appearances in September: a return to diplomacy

On-the-spot guidance took a backseat to a military parade and a crucial summit with the South

Kim Jong Un’s public appearances in September: a return to diplomacy
Fyodor Tertitskiy
Fyodor Tertitskiy October 3, 2018
How the North is run: the education system
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How the North is run: the education system

While remarkably high-quality for such a poor country, curricula remains restricted by rigid state ideology

How the North is run: the education system
Fyodor Tertitskiy
Fyodor Tertitskiy October 2, 2018
How the North is run: the criminal police
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How the North is run: the criminal police

The DPRK's regular police force have a close relationship with their more clandestine colleagues - though the job is much less risky

How the North is run: the criminal police
Fyodor Tertitskiy
Fyodor Tertitskiy September 25, 2018
How Korean media, North and South, reported on the Pyongyang summit
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How Korean media, North and South, reported on the Pyongyang summit

Coverage on both sides of the 38th parallel was largely positive, though conservative press in the ROK voiced some skepticism

How Korean media, North and South, reported on the Pyongyang summit
Fyodor Tertitskiy
Fyodor Tertitskiy September 24, 2018
“Heroes who returned to the legal authority”: prominent Cold War-era defectors

“Heroes who returned to the legal authority”: prominent Cold War-era defectors

Long before the 30,000 defector era, reception was much different for the few who made it

“Heroes who returned to the legal authority”: prominent Cold War-era defectors
Fyodor Tertitskiy
Fyodor Tertitskiy September 12, 2018
How North Korean media covered the 9/11 terrorist attack

How North Korean media covered the 9/11 terrorist attack

Sympathetic in first days, the narrative later turned to condemnation of America's new wars

How North Korean media covered the 9/11 terrorist attack
Fyodor Tertitskiy
Fyodor Tertitskiy September 11, 2018
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