February 02, 2023

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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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New activity at North Korea’s nuclear test site no cause for alarm — yet
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New activity at North Korea’s nuclear test site no cause for alarm — yet

While US has said Punggye-ri could be made operational in weeks, there are no signs yet that DPRK is repairing tunnels

New activity at North Korea’s nuclear test site no cause for alarm — yet
Ankit Panda
Ankit Panda March 8, 2022
Look for North Korea to put satellite in orbit after latest reconnaissance test
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Look for North Korea to put satellite in orbit after latest reconnaissance test

Pyongyang could frame future launch with civilian pretext as it pushes forward military modernization campaign

Look for North Korea to put satellite in orbit after latest reconnaissance test
Ankit Panda
Ankit Panda March 3, 2022
Agents in China and Russia help advance North Korean missile development: Report
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Agents in China and Russia help advance North Korean missile development: Report

UN Panel of Experts report documents efforts of DPRK nationals to procure Kevlar, steel and other materials for WMDs

Agents in China and Russia help advance North Korean missile development: Report
Ankit Panda
Ankit Panda February 16, 2022
Key UN report gives little grounds for optimism about DPRK missile development
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Key UN report gives little grounds for optimism about DPRK missile development

Recent burst of testing shows North Korea’s commitment to military modernization, Panel of Experts draft report says

Key UN report gives little grounds for optimism about DPRK missile development
Ankit Panda
Ankit Panda February 11, 2022
Hwasong-12 test signals troubling new phase in North Korea’s missile programs
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Hwasong-12 test signals troubling new phase in North Korea’s missile programs

The DPRK continues to reinforce nuclear delivery capabilities and normalize tests with record seventh launch this month

Hwasong-12 test signals troubling new phase in North Korea’s missile programs
Ankit Panda
Ankit Panda January 31, 2022
North Korea’s new missiles create headaches for US defense systems
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North Korea’s new missiles create headaches for US defense systems

Cruise and tactical missiles that Pyongyang tested this week are difficult to track and provide little useful warning

North Korea’s new missiles create headaches for US defense systems
Ankit Panda
Ankit Panda January 28, 2022
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
Ankit Panda
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
Ankit Panda
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
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