August 09, 2020


Ankit Panda

Ankit Panda is an adjunct senior fellow at the Federation of American Scientists and an international security analyst. He is also a senior editor at The Diplomat. Follow him on Twitter at @nktpnd.


How sanctions failed to stop North Korea from developing dangerous weapons tech

An unpublished U.N. report details several key technological developments made by the DPRK in recent years

Ankit Panda August 7, 2020

‘Growing scope’ of North Korean nuclear weapons shown in unpublished UN report

DPRK activity linked to potential ballistic missile manufacturing and possible R&D on advanced weapons systems

Ankit Panda August 6, 2020

Wollo-ri: nuclear warhead storage area, manufacturing site, or military academy?

Analyses and sources conflict on what exactly the facilities are being used for

Ankit Panda July 10, 2020

North Korea’s military meets: a renewed focus on nuclear command and control

Saturday's CMC meeting underlined that self-reliant national defense remains a part of Kim Jong Un’s plans for 2020

Ankit Panda May 25, 2020

North Korea’s new ballistic missile support facility at Sil-li: key takeaways

New analysis offers important insights into Pyongyang's potential future missile basing decisions

Ankit Panda May 8, 2020

North Korea’s 2019 missile development: new details from the UN Panel

The report highlights just how far the DPRK has come in developing a range of short-range, solid-propellant missiles

Ankit Panda April 28, 2020

North Korea’s weapons-development facilities: new details from the UN Panel

The Panel’s examination of key sites suggests that the missile manufacturing complex continues to expand

Ankit Panda April 22, 2020

North Korea’s development of the Pukguksong-3: new details from the UN Panel

A new report from the UN's Panel of Experts provides further insight into the DPRK's nuclear-capable SLBM

Ankit Panda April 20, 2020

North Korea tests “super-large” rocket launcher: what we learned

The incredible testing activity this month by Pyongyang raises questions about what April might bring

Ankit Panda March 30, 2020

The return of the KN-24: unpacking North Korea’s March 21 missile test

Pyongyang's missile ambitions show no signs of abating

Ankit Panda March 22, 2020
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