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Ji is an NK News correspondent based in Seoul. She previously worked for Reuters TV

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A professor of North Korean studies at Korea University, Gabroussenko writes on political culture. 

Macdonald is an NK News contributor. He previously worked at the Korea Herald. 

Hotham is the Managing Editor of NK News and writes news and features between London and Seoul. 

Oliver Hotham

Fyodor Tertitskiy

Tertitskiy is a Ph.D. candidate at Seoul National University and writes about North Korea's history and society. 

Tatiana Gabroussenko 

Stephan Haggard

Haggard is the director of the Korea-Pacific Program, and distinguished professor of political science at UC San Diego.


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