April 16, 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

Hwasong-12 test signals troubling new phase in North Korea’s missile programs

The DPRK continues to reinforce nuclear delivery capabilities and normalize tests with record seventh launch this month

Ankit PandaAnkit PandaJanuary 31, 2022
Analysis

North Korea’s new missiles create headaches for US defense systems

Cruise and tactical missiles that Pyongyang tested this week are difficult to track and provide little useful warning

Ankit PandaAnkit PandaJanuary 28, 2022
Analysis

North Korea’s test of rail-based missiles continues emphasis on survivability

Launch sites near Chinese border could be difficult to target, while still putting US military headquarters within range

Ankit PandaAnkit PandaJanuary 15, 2022
Analysis

Kim Jong Un returns to guide North Korea’s steady missile advancements in 2022

After third hypersonic test, North Korea is on pace for a busy year and might even launch its first ICBM since 2017

Ankit PandaAnkit PandaJanuary 12, 2022
Analysis

The real danger of North Korea’s new hypersonic missile is not its speed

Reentry vehicle and liquid-fuel tech stress missile defenses, and test could yield data useful for other weapons

Ankit PandaAnkit PandaJanuary 10, 2022
Analysis

North Korea is farther from denuclearization than ever before

DPRK leader's next 10 years in power will see more nuclear advances, ensuring deterrence and diplomatic leverage

Ankit PandaAnkit PandaDecember 20, 2021
Analysis

North Korea flexes with SLBM test, and bigger missiles may be coming

Test-launch from submarine shows DPRK’s confidence in weapon’s motor and may be a response to Seoul’s recent SLBM test

Ankit PandaAnkit PandaOctober 26, 2021
Analysis

North Korea pulls back the curtain on current and future weapon technologies

Weapons expo a reminder of how much DPRK has accomplished, and shows what kind of missiles it will test in the future

Ankit PandaAnkit PandaOctober 19, 2021
Analysis

North Korea’s new hypersonic missile and its likely implications

Ampulized missiles, if widely deployed, would represent a significant upgrade to North Korea's weapon arsenal

Ankit PandaAnkit PandaOctober 1, 2021
Analysis

North Korea’s new train-launched missiles are impressive, but not a game-changer

New missiles are likely a niche capability, but may signal more missile-testing campaigns in the future

Ankit PandaAnkit PandaSeptember 23, 2021
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