Timeline: From Blinken’s Seoul visit to North Korea’s ballistic missile tests
NK Pro timeline charts the key events from March 1 to March 31
March 2021 saw the first publicly-known test-fire of short-range ballistic and cruise missiles since U.S. President Joe Biden’s inauguration.
North Korean state media only confirmed the March 25 missile tests, with DPRK military official Ri Pyong Chol — who guided that launch — later accusing the U.S. of “gangster-like logic” after Biden said it violated United Nations Security Council resolutions.
March was also full of diplomatic meetings and statements between top officials of the U.S., South Korea, Japan, Russia and China, as well as the ‘Quad’ leaders — with the North Korea issue coming up several
- 01Why it matters if South Koreans personally know a North Korean defector
- 02Reopening in slow motion: The growing risks of North Korea’s two-tiered scheme
- 03North Korea’s election reforms are not the first time voters have had a choice
- 04How North Korea’s move to scrap military deal raises risk of conflict with South
- 05State media review: North Korea extols ‘heroic’ moms raising soldiers for regime
- 06How North Korea’s successful satellite launch could raise tensions in near term
- 07North Korea’s new spy satellite could prevent conflict, but also abet attacks
- 08No signs North Korea testing advanced drones months after propaganda reveal