October 07, 2022

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 longest missile test to date points to new reentry vehicle

Missile range is sensitive to payload changes, which may explain why presumed Hwasong-12 flew 800 km farther than before

Ankit PandaAnkit PandaOctober 5, 2022
Analysis

UN report underscores unprecedented ‘intensity’ of North Korean weapons testing

New Panel of Experts report probes DPRK claims about tactical nuclear missile, says nuke test site ready at short notice

Ankit PandaAnkit PandaSeptember 21, 2022
Analysis

North Korea’s new nuclear law drives nail in the coffin of denuclearization

Policy showcases DPRK’s evolution into nuclear weapons state and outlines use conditions if Kim Jong Un incapacitated

Ankit PandaAnkit PandaSeptember 12, 2022
Analysis

Russia’s invasion overshadows North Korean nukes at UN nonproliferation review

Great power discord and lack of progress on disarmament reflect broader unease about nuclear treaty beyond DPRK

Ankit PandaAnkit PandaAugust 30, 2022
Analysis

Why North Korea wants tactical nuclear weapons

Much still unknown about deployment strategy, but Kim Jong Un could delegate authority to use weapons to army units

Ankit PandaAnkit PandaJuly 7, 2022
Analysis

Row over North Korea’s rocket launch raises need for clear reporting rules

Even artillery rockets can qualify as missiles, but South Korea has not specified range threshold for publicizing tests

Ankit PandaAnkit PandaJune 16, 2022
Analysis

North Korea’s 8-missile salvo likely a test of command and control systems

Pyongyang appears to be making progress in operational training to validate mass production standards for missiles

Ankit PandaAnkit PandaJune 7, 2022
Analysis

Why North Korea launches long-range missiles on medium-range trajectories

Examining puzzling flights paths, use of Sunan launch site and state media silence after latest test of three missiles

Ankit PandaAnkit PandaMay 27, 2022
Analysis

North Korea’s military parade celebrates many missiles tested since last year

Hypersonic vehicles, Hwasong-17 ICBMs and likely new solid fuel missile show centrality of DPRK’s modernization plan

Ankit PandaAnkit PandaApril 27, 2022
Analysis

North Korea’s latest missile launch a step toward tactical nuclear weapons

Test launch may mark onset of dangerous new chapter in DPRK weapons development and foreshadow another nuclear test

Ankit PandaAnkit PandaApril 18, 2022
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