January 27, 2021


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.


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

Ankit Panda December 9, 2019

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

Ankit Panda November 25, 2019

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

Ankit Panda November 2, 2019

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

Ankit Panda October 3, 2019

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

Ankit Panda September 11, 2019

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

Ankit Panda September 9, 2019

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

Ankit Panda August 26, 2019

Unpacking North Korea’s new weapon: the “Songun ATACMS”

Kim Jong Un is demonstrating a degree of military parity between his capabilities and those of South Korea

Ankit Panda August 11, 2019

What North Korea’s KN-23 could mean for allied missile defenses

New reporting suggests the "hard to intercept" missile could pose a major challenge to the allies

Ankit Panda August 7, 2019

North Korea’s new multiple rocket launcher: insights from the imagery

These new systems are likely to complicate wartime planning for the U.S.-South Korea alliance

Ankit Panda August 3, 2019