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 a new North Korean MLRS could mean for regional security

Data is limited, but state media reports should concern U.S. and South Korean defense officials

Ankit Panda August 1, 2019

North Korea’s July 25 test: new insights into the KN-23

Evidence suggests a greater role for the new missile than simply that of a conventional weapons delivery platform

Ankit Panda July 26, 2019

What to make of North Korea’s “newly-built” submarine inspection

This week's visit it is a stark reminder of the progress the DPRK has made as diplomacy has stalled

Ankit Panda July 23, 2019

What to make of North Korea’s second missile launch this week

This week's test likely marks the beginning of a new testing campaign

Ankit Panda May 10, 2019

The “Songun Iskander”: unpacking North Korea’s new missile

Saturday's exercise may mark the ominous start of a broader testing campaign

Ankit Panda May 6, 2019

What to make of North Korea’s multiple projectile launch event

Launch likely motivated for political reasons, a reminder the U.S. should take Kim Jong Un's warning seriously

Ankit Panda May 4, 2019

What to make of Kim Jong Un’s recent complaints about a U.S. missile test

The North Korean leader has good reason to see advances in American missile defense as threatening

Ankit Panda April 17, 2019

What to make of North Korean threats to withdraw from diplomacy with the U.S.

A statement by Choe Son Hui hints that Kim Jong Un's "new way" may be on the horizon

Ankit Panda March 15, 2019

What to make of reports on renewed activity at the Sohae Satellite Launching Center

Pyongyang is likely sending a forceful—if calibrated—message to the Trump administration

Ankit Panda March 6, 2019

Why North Korea-U.S. talks fell apart in Hanoi

For the first time, we have a clear idea of what the DPRK’s idea of sanctions relief looks like

Ankit Panda March 1, 2019