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Kim Jong Un Promotes Military Scientists After Missile Test Flurry
August 14, 2019

Kim Jong Un Promotes Military Scientists After Missile Test Flurry

By Ankit Panda
North Korea’s commitment to its indigenous weapons programs remains strong.

Making Sense of Asia’s Balance of Power in 2019
June 15, 2019

Making Sense of Asia’s Balance of Power in 2019

By Ankit Panda and Prashanth Parameswaran
Which Asian countries overperform and underperform across a range of indicators of national power?
Koreas Successfully Implement September 2018 Comprehensive Military Agreement
November 02, 2018

Koreas Successfully Implement September 2018 Comprehensive Military Agreement

By Ankit Panda
The two Koreas successfully implement a historic Comprehensive Military Agreement.

When a North Korean Missile Accidentally Hit a North Korean City
January 03, 2018

When a North Korean Missile Accidentally Hit a North Korean City

By Ankit Panda and Dave Schmerler
Early last year, a North Korean IRBM crashed in a populated area. What does that tell us?

The Sinpo-C-Class: A New North Korean Ballistic Missile Submarine Is Under Construction
October 18, 2017

The Sinpo-C-Class: A New North Korean Ballistic Missile Submarine Is Under Construction

By Ankit Panda
U.S. intelligence has detected a large, new submarine under construction: the Sinpo-C.

Would North Korea Shoot Down a US B-1B Bomber? Yes. Could It?
September 26, 2017

Would North Korea Shoot Down a US B-1B Bomber? Yes. Could It?

By Ankit Panda
North Korean Foreign Minister Ri Yong-ho lays out a clear preemptive threat: fly near us and we'll shoot.

North Korea Shows Increased Operational Confidence in the Hwasong-12 IRBM
September 17, 2017

North Korea Shows Increased Operational Confidence in the Hwasong-12 IRBM

By Ankit Panda
A return to a more conventional firing mode suggests increased operational confidence in this missile.
North Korea's Submarine-Launched Ballistic Missile Test Fails
November 30, 2015

North Korea's Submarine-Launched Ballistic Missile Test Fails

By Ankit Panda
North Korea tested its Bukkeukseong-1/KN-11 missile again. This time, the test may actually have been submarine-launched.

Where Do China and North Korea Stand in 2015?
September 14, 2015

Where Do China and North Korea Stand in 2015?

By Ankit Panda
SinoNK's Adam Cathcart joins The Diplomat's Ankit Panda to discuss recent trends in North Korea-China relations.

Kim Jong-un Tightens Grip on Military
November 07, 2014

Kim Jong-un Tightens Grip on Military

By Tae-jun Kang
The North Korean leader appears to be trying to strengthen the Workers' Party of Korea's control over the military.

North Korea and the Fallacy of Accidental Wars
April 05, 2013

North Korea and the Fallacy of Accidental Wars

Few wars happen by accident. Given the situation on the Korean Peninsula, a war seems unlikely, as none of the combatants stand to benefit.

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