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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The Kim Jong Un succession campaign: how the “Young General” took power

The Kim Jong Un succession campaign: how the “Young General” took power

The worsening health of his father led to a speedy propaganda effort to anoint the new leader

The Kim Jong Un succession campaign: how the “Young General” took power
Fyodor Tertitskiy
Fyodor Tertitskiy July 10, 2018
Kim Jong Un’s public appearances in May, June: the leader steps out
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Kim Jong Un’s public appearances in May, June: the leader steps out

The last two months saw a whirlwind of diplomatic engagements

Kim Jong Un’s public appearances in May, June: the leader steps out
Fyodor Tertitskiy
Fyodor Tertitskiy July 5, 2018
The Trump administration and CVID: a brief history
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The Trump administration and CVID: a brief history

Where "complete, verifiable, and irreversible denuclearization" came from - and where it goes next

The Trump administration and CVID: a brief history
Fyodor Tertitskiy
Fyodor Tertitskiy July 4, 2018
Academician Kim: how the Dear Leader received honorary titles from fraudsters

Academician Kim: how the Dear Leader received honorary titles from fraudsters

DPRK authorities used questionable credentials to beef up Kim Jong Il's CV

Academician Kim: how the Dear Leader received honorary titles from fraudsters
Fyodor Tertitskiy
Fyodor Tertitskiy June 28, 2018
How the North is run: the Ministry of Railroads
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How the North is run: the Ministry of Railroads

One of the DPRK's largest govt departments, managing the country's transport infrastructure is complex

How the North is run: the Ministry of Railroads
Fyodor Tertitskiy
Fyodor Tertitskiy June 27, 2018
Former North Korean general describes early days of the Korean War

Former North Korean general describes early days of the Korean War

1991 interview with Soviet-born General Kang Sang Ho also sheds light on purges of 1950s

Former North Korean general describes early days of the Korean War
Fyodor Tertitskiy
Fyodor Tertitskiy June 26, 2018
How North and South Korean press covered the outbreak of the Korean War

How North and South Korean press covered the outbreak of the Korean War

Confident North, confused South Korean reporting lends to conclusions of war's instigator

How North and South Korean press covered the outbreak of the Korean War
Fyodor Tertitskiy
Fyodor Tertitskiy June 25, 2018
The third Kim-Xi summit: what did we learn?
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The third Kim-Xi summit: what did we learn?

A week after the Singapore talks, Kim met Xi for the third time this year

The third Kim-Xi summit: what did we learn?
Fyodor Tertitskiy
Fyodor Tertitskiy June 21, 2018
Comrades no more? How North Korea picked sides in the Sino-Soviet split

Comrades no more? How North Korea picked sides in the Sino-Soviet split

The machinations of Cold War ideology drove Pyongyang into the isolation that continues today

Comrades no more? How North Korea picked sides in the Sino-Soviet split
Fyodor Tertitskiy
Fyodor Tertitskiy June 19, 2018
“A new history”? North Korean media reacts to the Kim-Trump summit
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“A new history”? North Korean media reacts to the Kim-Trump summit

A major diplomatic victory for the DPRK may not appear that way to a Rodong Sinmun reader

“A new history”? North Korean media reacts to the Kim-Trump summit
Fyodor Tertitskiy
Fyodor Tertitskiy June 13, 2018
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