Timeline: From Kim Jong Un’s famine reference to a signed cost-sharing deal
NK Pro timeline charts the key events from April 1 to April 30
April 2021 marked the three-year anniversary of the Panmunjom Declaration, signed by North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and South Korean President Moon Jae-in in a more hopeful time for diplomacy.
Earlier this month, North Korea announced that it will not attend the Tokyo Olympics this summer due to COVID-19 concerns, squashing Seoul’s hopes to use it as a platform for renewed talks amid an ongoing diplomatic standstill.
Meanwhile in Pyongyang, Kim Jong Un told the ruling Workers’ Party of Korea to brace of hardship, referencing the deadly 1990s “Arduous March” famine in the process
- 01Why North Koreans make the rational choice to accept state repression
- 02Imports start to accumulate at North Korea’s massive new disinfection complex
- 03Foreign envoys downbeat about North Korean border reopening in near future
- 04Two years on: Humanitarian consequences of North Korea’s border lockdown
- 05Small state, grand strategy: North Korea’s policy plans for 2022 and beyond
- 06The week in North Korean state media: A review of Jan. 14 to Jan. 20
- 07‘Absolutely crazy’: Chaos at Chinese ports, Omicron threaten DPRK trade restart
- 08Phoning it in: Expect another year of nothing from Biden on North Korea