September 19, 2021


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 buy here.


The man that might have saved North Korea and Afghanistan

Aleksandr Puzanov was Moscow’s diplomat in Pyongyang and Kabul as both countries tipped over the precipice

Fyodor TertitskiyFyodor TertitskiyAugust 17, 2021

Kim Jong Un’s grave-robbing promotion is his biggest mistake yet

The North Korean leader is committing ideological heresy by taking Kim Jong Il’s general secretary position

Fyodor TertitskiyFyodor TertitskiyJanuary 12, 2021

Kim Yo Jong demoted: Why the North Korean leader’s sister is down, but not out

Kim family members have been demoted in the past, only to resurface a few years later

Fyodor TertitskiyFyodor TertitskiyJanuary 11, 2021

Nine years ago, Kim Jong Un took power. Here’s what changed in 2020. 

North Korea underwent several drastic adjustments this year — some of which were state-sponsored, some of which were not

Fyodor TertitskiyFyodor TertitskiyDecember 17, 2020
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The mystery behind a South Korean presidential candidate executed for collusion

He was executed for ties to North Korea and became a political martyr. But new evidence shakes up the story once again.

Fyodor TertitskiyFyodor TertitskiyNovember 17, 2020

After key promotions, Kim Jong Un’s power over North Korea may be diminishing

North Korea recently shattered history & decentralized power by appointing two new marshals to the Korean People’s Army

Fyodor TertitskiyFyodor TertitskiyOctober 9, 2020

Lasting impact: What Korea would look like if the ‘Forgotten War’ never happened

The Korean War deepened hostilities between North and South, drastically altering the course of history

Fyodor TertitskiyFyodor TertitskiyAugust 11, 2020
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Kim Yo Jong as North Korea’s new “party center”? Not so fast

Claims that a secret succession process may be underway must be taken with a pinch of salt

Fyodor TertitskiyFyodor TertitskiyJune 19, 2020
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Why it’s time for China to take greater responsibility for North Korea’s future

Much stronger influence from Beijing could reduce the threat from Pyongyang and potentially improve human rights

Fyodor TertitskiyFyodor TertitskiyMay 21, 2020
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Back from the dead: when South Korean partisan politics hurts North Korea policy

A recent gaffe by a freshman lawmaker highlights how detached from reality the country's conservatives have become

Fyodor TertitskiyFyodor TertitskiyMay 4, 2020
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