North Korean leader Kim Jong-un watches the launch of a ballistic missile on Wednesday. Photo: AFP/KCTV
Ankit Panda
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Ankit Panda

Kim Jong-un’s strategy suggests US has a choice: change stance, or talks will go nowhere

  • North Korean leader has sought ‘bold decision’ from Washington by the end of the year
  • July’s displays of nuclear capability, following indications of support from China and Russia, suggest Kim is serious

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North Korean leader Kim Jong-un watches the launch of a ballistic missile on Wednesday. Photo: AFP/KCTV
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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.