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.
Kim Jong Un is demonstrating a degree of military parity between his capabilities and those of South Korea
New reporting suggests the "hard to intercept" missile could pose a major challenge to the allies
These new systems are likely to complicate wartime planning for the U.S.-South Korea alliance
Data is limited, but state media reports should concern U.S. and South Korean defense officials
Evidence suggests a greater role for the new missile than simply that of a conventional weapons delivery platform
This week's visit it is a stark reminder of the progress the DPRK has made as diplomacy has stalled
This week's test likely marks the beginning of a new testing campaign
Saturday's exercise may mark the ominous start of a broader testing campaign
Launch likely motivated for political reasons, a reminder the U.S. should take Kim Jong Un's warning seriously
The North Korean leader has good reason to see advances in American missile defense as threatening
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