February 08, 2023


Nicolas Levi

Nicolas Levi is a senior researcher at the Institute of Mediterranean and Oriental Cultures of the Polish Academy of Sciences. He holds a Ph.D. in Social Sciences from the  Institute of Political Studies of the Polish Academy of Sciences. He is the author of eight books related to North Korea and a consultant on Korean issues for international organizations. You can follow him on Twitter @LeviNicolas.


North Korea and France have no official ties. That doesn’t mean they don’t talk.

Despite diplomatic non-recognition, the two states have long found ways to cooperate in business and cultural exchanges

Nicolas LeviNicolas LeviJanuary 9, 2023

What the exile of a North Korean prince reveals about power in the DPRK

Kim Pyong Il was once viewed as a potential successor, but the regime has undermined any claim he might have to power

Nicolas LeviNicolas LeviDecember 23, 2022

The lasting legacy of North Korean orphans in Poland

DPRK sent thousands of children to the country after the Korean War in a move that has shaped bilateral ties to this day

Nicolas LeviNicolas LeviNovember 1, 2022

Why Poland could play a key role in efforts to engage North Korea

Former communist bloc state maintains ties with DPRK, but EU membership and bilateral disputes complicate cooperation

Nicolas LeviNicolas LeviSeptember 5, 2022

ANALYSIS: The impact of Jang Song Thaek’s ouster

So far no sign of a purge of Jang’s network or loss of other positions

Nicolas LeviNicolas LeviDecember 5, 2013