January 26, 2022

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Ankit Panda

Ankit Panda is the Stanton Senior Fellow in the Nuclear Policy Program at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace and editor-at-large at The Diplomat. Follow him on Twitter at @nktpnd.

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North Korea’s test of rail-based missiles continues emphasis on survivability
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North Korea’s test of rail-based missiles continues emphasis on survivability

Launch sites near Chinese border could be difficult to target, while still putting US military headquarters within range

North Korea’s test of rail-based missiles continues emphasis on survivability
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Ankit Panda January 15, 2022
Kim Jong Un returns to guide North Korea’s steady missile advancements in 2022
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Kim Jong Un returns to guide North Korea’s steady missile advancements in 2022

After third hypersonic test, North Korea is on pace for a busy year and might even launch its first ICBM since 2017

Kim Jong Un returns to guide North Korea’s steady missile advancements in 2022
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Ankit Panda January 12, 2022
The real danger of North Korea’s new hypersonic missile is not its speed
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The real danger of North Korea’s new hypersonic missile is not its speed

Reentry vehicle and liquid-fuel tech stress missile defenses, and test could yield data useful for other weapons

The real danger of North Korea’s new hypersonic missile is not its speed
Ankit Panda
Ankit Panda January 10, 2022
North Korea is farther from denuclearization than ever before
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North Korea is farther from denuclearization than ever before

DPRK leader's next 10 years in power will see more nuclear advances, ensuring deterrence and diplomatic leverage

North Korea is farther from denuclearization than ever before
Ankit Panda
Ankit Panda December 20, 2021
North Korea flexes with SLBM test, and bigger missiles may be coming
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North Korea flexes with SLBM test, and bigger missiles may be coming

Test-launch from submarine shows DPRK’s confidence in weapon’s motor and may be a response to Seoul’s recent SLBM test

North Korea flexes with SLBM test, and bigger missiles may be coming
Ankit Panda
Ankit Panda October 26, 2021
North Korea pulls back the curtain on current and future weapon technologies
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North Korea pulls back the curtain on current and future weapon technologies

Weapons expo a reminder of how much DPRK has accomplished, and shows what kind of missiles it will test in the future

North Korea pulls back the curtain on current and future weapon technologies
Ankit Panda
Ankit Panda October 19, 2021
North Korea’s new hypersonic missile and its likely implications
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North Korea’s new hypersonic missile and its likely implications

Ampulized missiles, if widely deployed, would represent a significant upgrade to North Korea's weapon arsenal

North Korea’s new hypersonic missile and its likely implications
Ankit Panda
Ankit Panda October 1, 2021
North Korea’s new train-launched missiles are impressive, but not a game-changer
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North Korea’s new train-launched missiles are impressive, but not a game-changer

New missiles are likely a niche capability, but may signal more missile-testing campaigns in the future

North Korea’s new train-launched missiles are impressive, but not a game-changer
Ankit Panda
Ankit Panda September 23, 2021
What we know about North Korea’s new cruise missiles
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What we know about North Korea’s new cruise missiles

Latest tests underscore the continuing push in North Korea to qualitatively advance nuclear delivery capabilities

What we know about North Korea’s new cruise missiles
Ankit Panda
Ankit Panda September 16, 2021
Restart of Yongbyon reactor reflects North Korea’s need for fissile material
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Restart of Yongbyon reactor reflects North Korea’s need for fissile material

Kim Jong Un seeks to modernize the DPRK’s nuclear weapons, a goal that benefits from resumed plutonium production

Restart of Yongbyon reactor reflects North Korea’s need for fissile material
Ankit Panda
Ankit Panda September 8, 2021
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