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
- 01Expanding Japan-linked mall, online shop in Pyongyang targets “modern tastes”
- 02Why mum? Explaining North Korea’s continued silence on foreign policy
- 03North Korean official claims about child nutrition: what the data shows
- 04North Korea moves to prevent the spread of coronavirus: what we know so far
- 05Timeline: from the “head-on breakthrough battle” policy to the novel coronavirus
- 06North Korea in January 2020: a month in review and what’s ahead
- 07How foreign media is changing the ways North Koreans view the outside world
- 08What to expect at a potential North Korean military parade next month