Timeline: From inter-Korean hotlines to US deputy secretary’s trip to Seoul
NK Pro timeline charts the key events from July 1 to July 31
The two Koreas restored key communication hotlines at the end of July, over one year since Pyongyang severed contact in response to anti-Kim regime propaganda leaflet launches from the South in June 2020. This reportedly followed multiple letter exchanges between leaders Moon Jae-in and Kim Jong Un beginning in April this year.
Seoul and Pyongyang may be discussing another summit and building another joint liaison office, according to a report citing unnamed South Korean government sources. But South Korea’s Presidential Blue House stated that this news was “not true” later that same day.
- 01North Korea risks angering China with missile launches ahead of Winter Olympics
- 02The new normal? Experts see little hope for full restart of North Korean trade
- 03North Korea’s test of rail-based missiles continues emphasis on survivability
- 04Too little, too late? Understanding Washington’s latest North Korea sanctions
- 05The week in North Korean state media: A review of Jan. 7 to Jan. 13
- 06Biden’s troubled Asia strategy and what it means for North Korea
- 07Kim Jong Un returns to guide North Korea’s steady missile advancements in 2022
- 08Harder, better, faster: North Korea ups the ante with test of improved missile