Timeline: from high hopes for Stockholm to a new round of missile testing
NK Pro timeline charts the key events from September 24 - November 1
Hopes were high in the run-up to early October’s working-level talks in Stockholm that the U.S. and North Korea would finally be able to make progress in long-stalled diplomatic efforts — particularly given Pyongyang’s repeated recent warnings of an “end of year” deadline for talks.
But those talks ended in acrimony and finger-pointing, and, as we draw closer to the end of 2019, North Korea has been upping the ante: issuing hardline statements warning of an outbreak of tensions and, this week, test-launching its new-type Multiple Launch Rocket System (MLRS).
So how did we
- 01After the Hanoi summit, a hyper-securitization process underway in Pyongyang?
- 02Looking ahead: prospects for North Korea-U.S. relations
- 03130+ traffic education parks built across North Korea since 2016: imagery
- 04North Korea’s Central Bank: lender, regulator, and inflation fighter
- 05The “silent war”: Kim Jong Un’s battle for North Korean hearts and minds
- 06In review: inter-Korean relations, prospects for change since the Hanoi summit
- 07North Korean criticism of U.S. for joint drills could signal bigger policy shift
- 08The View from Jingshan: anniversary of Sino-DPRK ties passes without a summit