A file picture of the test launch of a North Korean intercontinental ballistic missile last month. Photo: AP A file picture of the test launch of a North Korean intercontinental ballistic missile last month. Photo: AP
A file picture of the test launch of a North Korean intercontinental ballistic missile last month. Photo: AP
Ankit Panda
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Ankit Panda

Why most have read North Korea’s threats against Guam all wrong

Pyongyang is highly unlikely to launch missile strikes, but by ‘holding back’ on military strikes it wants to bring the US to the negotiating table, writes Ankit Panda

A file picture of the test launch of a North Korean intercontinental ballistic missile last month. Photo: AP A file picture of the test launch of a North Korean intercontinental ballistic missile last month. Photo: AP
A file picture of the test launch of a North Korean intercontinental ballistic missile last month. Photo: AP
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Ankit Panda

Ankit Panda

Ankit Panda is an Adjunct Senior Fellow in the Defense Posture Project at the Federation of American Scientists, a Senior Editor at The Diplomat, an online magazine on Asia-Pacific affairs, and a Contributing Editor at War on the Rocks. Panda is an award-winning writer and a frequently cited analyst on geopolitical and security issues in the Asia-Pacific. His writing has appeared in The Diplomat, The Atlantic, The Daily Beast, Politico Magazine, and War on the Rocks, among other publications.