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June 17, 2024


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.


North Korea’s first successful test of massive missile puts US homeland in range

Hwasong-17 likely designed to carry multiple nuclear warheads, but its cumbersome size also creates vulnerabilities

Ankit PandaAnkit PandaNovember 19, 2022

North Korea’s unprecedented missile launches provide a sneak peek at nuclear war

State media report underscores challenges to US-ROK defenses and reveals new ICBM possibly for testing advanced payloads

Ankit PandaAnkit PandaNovember 7, 2022

On North Korea, US National Defense Strategy consistent but unimaginative

A lack of broader policy change shows DPRK that more military modernization may be only way to change status quo with US

Ankit PandaAnkit PandaNovember 3, 2022

North Korea’s cruise missiles probably aren’t nuclear yet but still pose threats

Miniaturizing warhead to fit on cruise missiles is technical challenge DPRK will likely try to overcome in nuclear tests

Ankit PandaAnkit PandaOctober 18, 2022

North Korea lifts the curtain on array of ‘tactical’ nuclear missile systems

‘New’ midrange missile and range of other weapons shown in state media underscore DPRK’s tremendous nuclear ambitions

Ankit PandaAnkit PandaOctober 10, 2022

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

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

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

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

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
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