Timeline: From North Korea’s ICBM launches to Yoon Suk-yeol’s election win
NK Pro timeline charts the key events from March 1 to March 31
North Korea resumed intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) launches in March, fully abandoning its April 2018 moratorium on long-range and nuclear testing.
But while state media said the country tested its new Hwasong-17 — first revealed during a military parade in Oct. 2020 — NK Pro analysis of satellite imagery suggested that state media showed images from a failed missile test on March 16. Analysis and intelligence assessments point to the the DPRK attempting to cover up the failure by launching the already tested Hwasong-15.
Pyongyang’s tests of what it described as “reconnaissance satellite” system tests on Feb. 27 and March
- 01State media review: Drought forecast raises risks to North Korean food security
- 02Russian ship rejoins North Korea weapons trade, only for operation to go on hold
- 03Russia obscures North Korea arms trade by moving operation out of military port
- 04How great power competition is shaping North Korea’s grand strategy
- 05Why talks on North Korea’s nuclear program still can’t get off the ground
- 06North Korea hints beach resort twice as long as Waikiki may finally open soon
- 07State media review: North Korea slams US ‘air pirates’ for raising risk of war
- 08What North Korea’s official budget reveals about its spending priorities in 2024