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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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
North Korea continues missile, nuclear development, says Panel of Experts report
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North Korea continues missile, nuclear development, says Panel of Experts report

Despite ongoing difficulties from sanctions and the pandemic, DPRK continues to sharpen its ‘treasured sword'

North Korea continues missile, nuclear development, says Panel of Experts report
Ankit Panda
Ankit Panda August 24, 2021
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
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