August 06, 2021

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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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The limitations of a South Korean Iron Dome
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The limitations of a South Korean Iron Dome

North Korea is vastly larger and more dynamic than Hamas, but Iron Dome may still have applications on the peninsula

The limitations of a South Korean Iron Dome
Ankit Panda
Ankit Panda May 31, 2021
What’s the big deal about US-ROK missile guidelines?
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What’s the big deal about US-ROK missile guidelines?

South Korea is set to develop a range of new capabilities as missile restraints continue to fall in Indo-Pacific

What’s the big deal about US-ROK missile guidelines?
Ankit Panda
Ankit Panda May 25, 2021
What we know about North Korea’s ‘newly developed’ missiles
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What we know about North Korea’s ‘newly developed’ missiles

North Korea tested two short-range ballistic missiles on March 25 — possibly the same tech shown at its Jan. 2021 parade

What we know about North Korea’s ‘newly developed’ missiles
Ankit Panda
Ankit Panda March 30, 2021
North Korea’s cruise missile launch is serious — not just ‘business as usual’
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North Korea’s cruise missile launch is serious — not just ‘business as usual’

Washington's reaction was understandable, but DPRK cruise missiles may soon become delivery systems for nuclear weapons

North Korea’s cruise missile launch is serious — not just ‘business as usual’
Ankit Panda
Ankit Panda March 25, 2021
North Korea’s tumbling economy hasn’t stopped Kim Jong Un from making more nukes
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North Korea’s tumbling economy hasn’t stopped Kim Jong Un from making more nukes

An unpublished draft of the latest U.N. Panel of Experts report shows that Kim Jong Un is still advancing his weapons

North Korea’s tumbling economy hasn’t stopped Kim Jong Un from making more nukes
Ankit Panda
Ankit Panda February 12, 2021
North Korea’s latest parade shows that Kim is deadset on boosting weapons
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North Korea’s latest parade shows that Kim is deadset on boosting weapons

Pyongyang rolled out two new ballistic missiles in Jan. 2021, signaling a possible return to testing

North Korea’s latest parade shows that Kim is deadset on boosting weapons
Ankit Panda
Ankit Panda January 20, 2021
Kim Jong Un’s latest military plans go far beyond nuclear weapons
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Kim Jong Un’s latest military plans go far beyond nuclear weapons

At the Eighth Party Congress, the North Korean leader also spoke of submarines, satellites and more

Kim Jong Un’s latest military plans go far beyond nuclear weapons
Ankit Panda
Ankit Panda January 13, 2021
Party Congress: Kim Jong Un’s weapons wishlist suggests testing campaign ahead
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Party Congress: Kim Jong Un’s weapons wishlist suggests testing campaign ahead

Depending on how the Biden administration responds, North Korea may revert to testing to modernize its military

Party Congress: Kim Jong Un’s weapons wishlist suggests testing campaign ahead
Ankit Panda
Ankit Panda January 10, 2021
What to make of Kim Jong Un’s new Hwasong-16 ICBM & Pukguksong-4 missile system
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What to make of Kim Jong Un’s new Hwasong-16 ICBM & Pukguksong-4 missile system

The world should expect to see the Hwasong-16 ICBM tested within the next year

What to make of Kim Jong Un’s new Hwasong-16 ICBM & Pukguksong-4 missile system
Ankit Panda
Ankit Panda October 11, 2020
New ‘strategic weapon?’: What to expect at North Korea’s October military parade
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New ‘strategic weapon?’: What to expect at North Korea’s October military parade

Numerous North Korean transporter-erector-launchers and new conventional weapons may enjoy the limelight on Oct. 10

New ‘strategic weapon?’: What to expect at North Korea’s October military parade
Ankit Panda
Ankit Panda October 5, 2020
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