Timeline: From Pyongyang’s election silence to trade dips and Politburo meetings
NK Pro timeline charts the key events from Nov. 1 - Nov. 30
November was a month filled with international media coverage on the U.S. presidential elections — and yet North Korea never said a word about the event, nor its results to date.
Although Pyongyang is likely keeping a close eye on what Biden’s future North Korea policy will be, DPRK state media focused more on domestic affairs this month — namely the 80-day battle, the economy and COVID-19.
While Kim Jong Un did not guide any military drills or missile launches in Nov. 2020, he did chair two Politburo meetings. He discussed COVID-19 policy enforcement, warned against
- 01Why it matters if South Koreans personally know a North Korean defector
- 02Reopening in slow motion: The growing risks of North Korea’s two-tiered scheme
- 03North Korea’s election reforms are not the first time voters have had a choice
- 04How North Korea’s move to scrap military deal raises risk of conflict with South
- 05State media review: North Korea extols ‘heroic’ moms raising soldiers for regime
- 06How North Korea’s successful satellite launch could raise tensions in near term
- 07North Korea’s new spy satellite could prevent conflict, but also abet attacks
- 08No signs North Korea testing advanced drones months after propaganda reveal