Timeline: From North Korean missile testing to a “new method” in diplomacy
NK Pro timeline charts the key events from August 1 - September 24
The beginning of August saw tensions continue to rise between North Korea, the U.S., and South Korea, with Pyongyang protesting a round of joint U.S.-ROK military drills by firing off a series of missiles and state media hailing the country’s “powerful” deterrent.
Over a month on and the mood has warmed considerably, with the U.S. and North Korea now expected to finally return to long-stalled working-level talks, senior foreign ministry officials praising the “wise” U.S. President, and growing talk of a third summit between the two countries.
- 01Timeline: From North Korea’s ‘military action plan’ to missiles and summits
- 02State media review: North Korea slams South Korea for joining NATO summit
- 03Why US sanctions on North Korea’s main airport would do more harm than good
- 04North Korean studio secretly animated US-backed Russian film
- 05Japan dangerously out of step on North Korea as it flirts with rearmament
- 06State media review: Pro-DPRK media says tensions may cause ‘unpredictable event’
- 07North Korea’s largest-ever banknote signals changes underfoot in monetary system
- 08North Korea careens from floods to drought, straining an already fragile system
- 09Beyond missiles: Why governments aren’t waging info warfare against North Korea
- 10State media review: New disease outbreak rubs salt in North Korea’s wounds