January 26, 2020

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Fyodor Tertitskiy

Fyodor Tertitskiy is an expert in North Korean politics and the military and a contributor to NK News and NK Pro. He holds a Ph.D. in Sociology from Seoul National University, and is author of “North Korea before Kim Il Sung,” which you buy here.

Analysis

How the North is run: concluding observations

North Korea's history is woven into its political system -- and makes real reform seem unlikely

Fyodor Tertitskiy March 27, 2019
Analysis

How the North is run: industry and the planned economy

Reforms to management incentives have increased efficiency in recent years, though impediments to real growth remain

Fyodor Tertitskiy March 15, 2019
Analysis

How North Korea’s highest-circulation newspaper covered the Hanoi summit

The Rodong highlighted how much people missed the leader — and put a positive spin on the outcome

Fyodor Tertitskiy March 4, 2019
Analysis

How the North is run: the Ministry of Agriculture

Despite some reforms, government control of food production remains strict

Fyodor Tertitskiy January 27, 2019
Analysis

A ‘block’ to denuclearization? Reading N.Korea’s latest statement

Institute for American Studies statement repeats several recent DPRK talking points

Fyodor Tertitskiy December 17, 2018
Analysis

Kim Jong Un’s public appearances in October: a rare quiet month for the Supreme Leader

The leader kept a markedly low-profile, though he found time to meet with Mike Pompeo and castigate officials

Fyodor Tertitskiy November 2, 2018
Analysis

How the North is run: the intelligence services

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

Fyodor Tertitskiy October 29, 2018
Analysis

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

Fyodor Tertitskiy| Oliver Hotham October 23, 2018
Analysis

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

Fyodor Tertitskiy October 3, 2018
Analysis

How the North is run: the education system

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

Fyodor Tertitskiy October 2, 2018
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