April 15, 2024


John Petrushka

John Petrushka

John Petrushka is a contributor based in Washington, D.C., and the creator of the NK Pro View from Jingshan column. He studied Asia and International Affairs at Georgetown University and George Washington University. His other research topics include transitional justice in North Korea.


The View from Jingshan: China reacts to Trump election, Park resignation

Observers welcome President-elect Trump's call for a summit with Kim Jong Un

John PetrushkaJohn PetrushkaDecember 7, 2016

The View from Jingshan: Observer says North Korea “sold out” China to U.S.

Chinese media reacts to U.S.-DPRK secret meetings, Clapper "lost cause" admission

John PetrushkaJohn PetrushkaNovember 7, 2016

The View from Jingshan: China reacts to North Korea’s nuke tests

Analysis of Chinese media shows PRC government increasingly permits criticism of Pyongyang

John PetrushkaJohn PetrushkaOctober 14, 2016

North Korea’s capital, Juche and a towering achievement

Continued changes to the cityscape push Pyongyang toward Kim's ideas, away from Soviet influence

John PetrushkaJohn PetrushkaMay 10, 2016

History, Juche and public space in making of North Korea’s capital

Shifting ideas and loyalties from the early days of the republic can be seen in Pyongyang's design

John PetrushkaJohn PetrushkaMay 6, 2016
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