August 17, 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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North Korea’s foreign ministry hits out at the White House: what we learned
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North Korea’s foreign ministry hits out at the White House: what we learned

A lack of major concessions from either side could see a breakdown in dialogue in the near future

North Korea’s foreign ministry hits out at the White House: what we learned
Fyodor Tertitskiy
Fyodor Tertitskiy August 10, 2018
The Soviet-Japanese War: the brief conflict that created North Korea

The Soviet-Japanese War: the brief conflict that created North Korea

73 years since its outbreak, the war's impact is often understated

The Soviet-Japanese War: the brief conflict that created North Korea
Fyodor Tertitskiy
Fyodor Tertitskiy August 8, 2018
Why Soviet plans for Austria-style unification in Korea did not become a reality

Why Soviet plans for Austria-style unification in Korea did not become a reality

An official document reveals the division of the peninsula could have been avoided

Why Soviet plans for Austria-style unification in Korea did not become a reality
Fyodor Tertitskiy
Fyodor Tertitskiy August 7, 2018
Kim Jong Un’s public appearances in July: speedbattling on-the-spot guidances
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Kim Jong Un’s public appearances in July: speedbattling on-the-spot guidances

Last month saw the leader make a record breaking number of economy-related visits

Kim Jong Un’s public appearances in July: speedbattling on-the-spot guidances
Fyodor Tertitskiy
Fyodor Tertitskiy August 7, 2018
Fragile peace: the signing of the Korean Armistice Agreement

Fragile peace: the signing of the Korean Armistice Agreement

65 years on, a temporary agreement has become the new normal

Fragile peace: the signing of the Korean Armistice Agreement
Fyodor Tertitskiy
Fyodor Tertitskiy July 26, 2018
How the North is run: the secret police
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How the North is run: the secret police

The DPRK's state security is the cornerstone of the Kim family's power - but life at the top is a dangerous game

How the North is run: the secret police
Fyodor Tertitskiy
Fyodor Tertitskiy July 24, 2018
Why do so many North Korean officials die in car crashes?

Why do so many North Korean officials die in car crashes?

Several members of the DPRK elite have met their end in mysterious automotive accidents

Why do so many North Korean officials die in car crashes?
Fyodor Tertitskiy
Fyodor Tertitskiy July 19, 2018
Looking South: North Korean coverage of Moon Jae-in’s Presidency
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Looking South: North Korean coverage of Moon Jae-in’s Presidency

State media appears more interested in the faults of the opposition than the pro-engagement President

Looking South: North Korean coverage of Moon Jae-in’s Presidency
Fyodor Tertitskiy
Fyodor Tertitskiy July 18, 2018
The problems with North Korean translations

The problems with North Korean translations

From "dotard" to bad grammar: it's typically better for researchers to use the original source

The problems with North Korean translations
Fyodor Tertitskiy
Fyodor Tertitskiy July 17, 2018
A brief history of North Korean reforms
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A brief history of North Korean reforms

Despite some tentative steps, Pyongyang remains a long way away from serious change

A brief history of North Korean reforms
Fyodor Tertitskiy
Fyodor Tertitskiy July 12, 2018
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