Ankit Panda | NK News
June 21, 2024

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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.

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North Korea’s nuclear ambitions reach new stage with ballistic missile submarine
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North Korea’s nuclear ambitions reach new stage with ballistic missile submarine

Hero Kim Kun Ok may not reach depths of others but multiple launch modes can fluster US and allied targeting in crisis

North Korea’s nuclear ambitions reach new stage with ballistic missile submarine
Ankit Panda
Ankit Panda September 8, 2023
Despite second launch failure, North Korea takes step toward spy satellite goals
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Despite second launch failure, North Korea takes step toward spy satellite goals

DPRK is rapidly iterating on military spy satellite and launch vehicle, which flew farther than during first test in May

Despite second launch failure, North Korea takes step toward spy satellite goals
Ankit Panda
Ankit Panda August 25, 2023
Kim Jong Un’s arms factory visits show sanctions not halting weapons advances
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Kim Jong Un’s arms factory visits show sanctions not halting weapons advances

Mass-production capabilities are wake-up call to how well North Korea has adapted defense ambitions to sanctions regime

Kim Jong Un’s arms factory visits show sanctions not halting weapons advances
Ankit Panda
Ankit Panda August 10, 2023
At parade, North Korea showcases a powerful asset — Chinese and Russian backing
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At parade, North Korea showcases a powerful asset — Chinese and Russian backing

Foreign delegations send message DRPK’s allies can tolerate its nukes, as military rolls out ICBMs and underwater drones

At parade, North Korea showcases a powerful asset — Chinese and Russian backing
Ankit Panda
Ankit Panda July 28, 2023
A remarkable success: North Korea stuns with second test of solid-fuel ICBM
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A remarkable success: North Korea stuns with second test of solid-fuel ICBM

Hwasong-18 flew higher and longer than any previous missile, but how DPRK has achieved such feats remains a mystery

A remarkable success: North Korea stuns with second test of solid-fuel ICBM
Ankit Panda
Ankit Panda July 13, 2023
US reassures Seoul over North Korean threats, with eye on ROK nuclear debate
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US reassures Seoul over North Korean threats, with eye on ROK nuclear debate

Washington Declaration provides important updates to alliance but risks encouraging South Korean nuke advocates

US reassures Seoul over North Korean threats, with eye on ROK nuclear debate
Ankit Panda
Ankit Panda April 28, 2023
With new solid-fuel ICBM, North Korea can launch strike on US faster than ever
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With new solid-fuel ICBM, North Korea can launch strike on US faster than ever

Hwasong-18 makes preemption more difficult, diversifying Kim Jong Un’s arsenal of less responsive liquid-fuel missiles

With new solid-fuel ICBM, North Korea can launch strike on US faster than ever
Ankit Panda
Ankit Panda April 14, 2023
With warhead inspection, Kim Jong Un flaunts confidence in tactical nukes
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With warhead inspection, Kim Jong Un flaunts confidence in tactical nukes

Display of mass-produced Hwasan-31 helps North Korea achieve its deterrence goals, with or without a nuclear test

With warhead inspection, Kim Jong Un flaunts confidence in tactical nukes
Ankit Panda
Ankit Panda March 29, 2023
Why North Korea’s ‘radioactive tsunami’ weapon may just be a bluff
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Why North Korea’s ‘radioactive tsunami’ weapon may just be a bluff

New undersea drone has major flaws that make it unworthy of serious investment, but it can still send message to US

Why North Korea’s ‘radioactive tsunami’ weapon may just be a bluff
Ankit Panda
Ankit Panda March 27, 2023
North Korea’s new silo-based missile raises risk of prompt preemptive strikes
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North Korea’s new silo-based missile raises risk of prompt preemptive strikes

Silos enable regime to launch tactical nuclear weapons at moment’s notice, further complicating US-ROK military planning

North Korea’s new silo-based missile raises risk of prompt preemptive strikes
Ankit Panda
Ankit Panda March 21, 2023
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