North Korea in April 2021: A month in review and what’s ahead
An analytical look at the main developments from April 1, 2021 to April 30, 2021
Every month, NK Pro conducts an in-depth analytic review of news on the Korean Peninsula. This Month In Review covers the period of April 1, 2021 to April 30, 2021.
In addition to an executive summary providing top-line findings, the following review includes detailed analysis on a wide range of other specialist focus areas.
Furthermore, it also includes a look ahead at the five events likely to create news in May.
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- 01North Korea is stronger and more resilient than US policymakers think
- 02It’s time for rhetoric to reflect reality: North Korea sanctions don’t work
- 03Full text: Speech marks South Korean President Moon’s fourth year in office
- 04No matter what Biden does, North Korea will still accuse him of ‘hostile policy’
- 05Why South Korea’s Democrats are still the best of a bad bunch for North Korea
- 06Kim Jong Un’s battle with teen spirit, foreign media and bureaucracy goes public
- 07The US policy review is finished, but it’s same old, same old to North Korea
- 08Timeline: From Kim Jong Un’s famine reference to a signed cost-sharing deal
- 09Why South Korea can’t stop — and won’t stop — its North Korea outreach
- 10What we lost with North Korea’s dwindled expat population: A diplomat’s account