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.
So how did we get here? To help readers understand how events have been developing, NK Pro has compiled key milestones and North Korea events August 1.
- 01What to make of Kim Jong Un’s impromptu visit to Mount Paektu this week
- 02On party founding anniversary, North Korea bolsters Kim Jong Un’s leadership
- 03Fueling the country: tracking North Korea’s growing number of gas stations
- 04North Korea reinforces ideological education against “bourgeois” values
- 05“New ways of calculation”: Kim Myong Gil’s Stockholm press conference, in full
- 06The DPRK foreign ministry’s readout of Stockholm talks: key takeaways
- 07Why U.S.-North Korea talks in Sweden fell apart — and what might happen next
- 08N. Korea’s new submarine-launched ballistic missile: unpacking the Pukguksong-3