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July 23, 2024

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Fyodor Tertitskiy

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 the author of several books on North Korean history and military in English and Korean.

Opinion

The trouble with comparing North Korea’s chief propagandist to Joseph Goebbels

Likening Kim Ki Nam to Nazi politician ignores how much more centralized DPRK is than Germany under National Socialism

Fyodor TertitskiyFyodor TertitskiyMay 10, 2024
News

North Korean Workers’ Party assembly chair Choe Thae Bok dead at 93

Kim Jong Un visited official’s funeral bier to pay respects to one of DPRK’s longest-tenured elites

Fyodor TertitskiyFyodor TertitskiyJanuary 23, 2024
Analysis

Why Kim Jong Un has little reason to fear a Wagner-style rebellion

North Korea has taken systematic steps to guard against regime change, even at the cost of military effectiveness

Fyodor TertitskiyFyodor TertitskiyJune 26, 2023
Analysis

Why Kim Jong Un is paying unprecedented tribute to a late military official

North Korea has honored Hyon Chol Hae in ways usually reserved for Kim family, with leader even kneeling at his grave

Fyodor TertitskiyFyodor TertitskiyMay 22, 2023
Analysis

Kim Jong Un’s steady campaign to undercut his father’s legacy

State media promotes ultra-centralized system around leader in what may be effort to step out of Kim Jong Il’s shadow

Fyodor TertitskiyFyodor TertitskiyApril 4, 2023
News

O Kuk Ryol, North Korean general under 3 generations of Kim leaders, dies at 90

Revolutionary family ensured quick rise in Pyongyang, but botched reforms in 1980s set back his political career

Fyodor TertitskiyFyodor TertitskiyFebruary 13, 2023
Analysis

What the titles of Kim Jong Un’s daughter reveal about his succession plans

Descriptors like ‘beloved’ and ‘noble’ tie girl to Kim Jong Il, though this doesn’t guarantee she’s heir to the throne

Fyodor TertitskiyFyodor TertitskiyJanuary 18, 2023
Analysis

Suh Dae-sook, pioneering biographer of North Korea’s Kim Il Sung, dies at 90

A major figure in DPRK studies, Suh bridged gaps with scholarship in English and shed light on regime during Cold War

Fyodor TertitskiyFyodor TertitskiySeptember 21, 2022
Analysis

Why North Korea won’t be mourning Mikhail Gorbachev’s death

Pyongyang views perestroika as lesson against reform, but Soviet leader’s rise shows how change could come even to DPRK

Fyodor TertitskiyFyodor TertitskiyAugust 31, 2022
Analysis

With military makeover, Kim Jong Un asserts his own power in face of troubles

North Korean leader donning white military garb is gesture that seeks to diminish symbolic standing of his predecessors

Fyodor TertitskiyFyodor TertitskiyAugust 15, 2022
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