January 27, 2021

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

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.

Analysis

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

Ankit Panda January 20, 2021
Analysis

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

Ankit Panda January 13, 2021
Analysis

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

Ankit Panda January 10, 2021
Analysis

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

Ankit Panda October 11, 2020
Analysis

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

Ankit Panda October 5, 2020
Analysis

North Korea’s nuclear program carries on, but it’s getting even harder to track

The new International Atomic Energy Agency report is shedding light on North Korea's recent nuclear activities

Ankit Panda September 7, 2020
Analysis

The pros and cons of South Korea’s new, high-tech missile defense plans

Seoul rolled out an ambitious, five-year defense plan against the North with a domestic version of Israel's Iron Dome

Ankit Panda August 14, 2020
Analysis

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An unpublished U.N. report details several key technological developments made by the DPRK in recent years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

‘Growing scope’ of North Korean nuclear weapons shown in unpublished UN report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

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
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