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.
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
A statement by Choe Son Hui hints that Kim Jong Un's "new way" may be on the horizon
Pyongyang is likely sending a forceful—if calibrated—message to the Trump administration
For the first time, we have a clear idea of what the DPRK’s idea of sanctions relief looks like
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