September 29, 2020


Andrei Lankov

Andrei Lankov is a Director at NK News and writes exclusively for the site as one of the world’s leading authorities on North Korea. A graduate of Leningrad State University, he attended Pyongyang’s Kim Il Sung University from 1984-5 – an experience you can read about here. In addition to his writing, he is also a Professor at Kookmin University.


Overfished: Why North Korea leaves behind ‘ghost ships’ and turns a blind eye

The world’s fish supply is in critical danger, and strange economic constraints are making things worse for North Korea

Andrei Lankov September 8, 2020

Train to Pyongyang: why Russian investment in inter-Korean rail remains unlikely

Sanctions, regional instability, and financial risk suggest the project is a long way from fruition

Andrei Lankov August 9, 2018

Why N. Korea won’t be worried by its recent reputational disasters

Debacles of recent Orascom investment and Morangbong visit to China will have little impact

Andrei Lankov December 17, 2015