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Tycho van der Hoog

PhD candidate
Leiden University

Tycho van der Hoog is a PhD candidate at the African Studies Centre Leiden. 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. His monograph Monuments of Power: The North Korean Origin of Nationalist Monuments in Namibia and Zimbabwe was published by the African Studies Centre Leiden in 2019. His monograph Breweries, Politics and Identity: The History Behind Namibian Beer was published by Basler Afrika Bibliographien in 2019.

He is the recipient of the BISA African Affairs Postgraduate Paper Prize 2021.

Tycho holds a bachelor’s degree in history, a bachelor’s degree in political science, a research master’s degree in African Studies, and a master’s degree in history (cum laude) from Leiden University. He previously worked at the Centre for Frugal Innovation in Africa and lectured at BA programme Korean Studies of Leiden University.

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The United Nations (UN) sanctions against North Korea are weakened by structural evasion techniques and weak enforcement. The African continent is a crucial node in the global illicit networks of…

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Region: Africa

June 15, 2022