April 18, 2021

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Ankit Panda

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’s second missile test this year: what we learned

The KN-25 now appears set to become a mainstay of the KPA’s short-range missile forces

Author Image Ankit Panda March 11, 2020
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A return to form: North Korea kicks off its 2020 testing campaign

Monday's "long-range artillery" drill by the DPRK could mark the beginning of a sustained period of military activity

Author Image Ankit Panda March 3, 2020
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What to expect at a potential North Korean military parade next month

A February parade could serve as an opportunity to showcase new missile tech without breaching Trump's "red line"

Author Image Ankit Panda January 27, 2020
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What to make of North Korea’s “very important” test at Sohae

Saturday's test represents an emphatic step by the DPRK to push back on one of the achievements of the Singapore summit

Author Image Ankit Panda December 9, 2019
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What South Korea’s decision to remain in GSOMIA means for North Korea policy

As the DPRK's end-of-year deadline looms, the move will ensure greater crisis responsiveness should tensions resurface

Author Image Ankit Panda November 25, 2019
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What to make of North Korea’s third successful MRLS test this year

As diplomacy has stalled, Pyongyang has enhanced its already-formidable conventional war-fighting capability

Author Image Ankit Panda November 2, 2019
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N. Korea’s new submarine-launched ballistic missile: unpacking the Pukguksong-3

The DPRK remains committed to developing a sea-leg for its nuclear forces

Author Image Ankit Panda October 3, 2019
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North Korea’s new Multiple Launch Rocket System: a closer look

Images appear to show a 600mm MLRS system and suggest three, not two, rockets were launched

Author Image Ankit Panda September 11, 2019
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In the UN’s latest report, worrying trends in N. Korea’s missile, nuclear program

The Panel of Experts' latest findings reveal development continues unabated

Author Image Ankit Panda September 9, 2019
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What to make of the GSOMIA termination and U.S. role for readiness on North Korea

With end to ROK-Japan intelligence sharing agreement, alliances with U.S. to again serve vital role

Author Image Ankit Panda August 26, 2019