April 13, 2024

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

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.

Analysis

North Korea’s 8-missile salvo likely a test of command and control systems

Pyongyang appears to be making progress in operational training to validate mass production standards for missiles

Ankit PandaAnkit PandaJune 7, 2022
Analysis

Why North Korea launches long-range missiles on medium-range trajectories

Examining puzzling flights paths, use of Sunan launch site and state media silence after latest test of three missiles

Ankit PandaAnkit PandaMay 27, 2022
Analysis

North Korea’s military parade celebrates many missiles tested since last year

Hypersonic vehicles, Hwasong-17 ICBMs and likely new solid fuel missile show centrality of DPRK’s modernization plan

Ankit PandaAnkit PandaApril 27, 2022
Analysis

North Korea’s latest missile launch a step toward tactical nuclear weapons

Test launch may mark onset of dangerous new chapter in DPRK weapons development and foreshadow another nuclear test

Ankit PandaAnkit PandaApril 18, 2022
Analysis

With ICBM launch, North Korea seeks to turn offensive balance in its favor

Kim Jong Un likely one step closer to operationalizing long-range delivery vehicle for multiple nuclear warheads

Ankit PandaAnkit PandaMarch 25, 2022
Analysis

What went wrong during North Korea’s failed missile launch this week

Various factors may have caused catastrophic failure, but the DPRK will still learn from test to improve its designs

Ankit PandaAnkit PandaMarch 18, 2022
Analysis

New activity at North Korea’s nuclear test site no cause for alarm — yet

While US has said Punggye-ri could be made operational in weeks, there are no signs yet that DPRK is repairing tunnels

Ankit PandaAnkit PandaMarch 8, 2022
Analysis

Look for North Korea to put satellite in orbit after latest reconnaissance test

Pyongyang could frame future launch with civilian pretext as it pushes forward military modernization campaign

Ankit PandaAnkit PandaMarch 3, 2022
Analysis

Agents in China and Russia help advance North Korean missile development: Report

UN Panel of Experts report documents efforts of DPRK nationals to procure Kevlar, steel and other materials for WMDs

Ankit PandaAnkit PandaFebruary 16, 2022
Analysis

Key UN report gives little grounds for optimism about DPRK missile development

Recent burst of testing shows North Korea’s commitment to military modernization, Panel of Experts draft report says

Ankit PandaAnkit PandaFebruary 11, 2022
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