The Military Ties Between African Ruling Parties and North Korea

PhD candidate Tycho van der Hoog wrote a blog about the military ties between African ruling parties and North Korea. His paper identifies three eras in which African political elites benefited from military ties to the DPRK. The blog was written for the Africa and International Studies blog series and is a summary of the paper for which he was awarded the British International Studies Association African Affairs Postgraduate Paper Prize 2021. 

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Tycho van der Hoog

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Tycho van der Hoog is a phd candidate at the ASCL. His PhD project, tentatively titled ‘Blood, Bullets, and Bronze: The Relations Between North Korean and Southern Africa, 1960-2020’ seeks to reveal the ties that bind North Korea to the African continent.



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