Ankit Panda is a writer, analyst, and researcher focusing on international security, geopolitics, and economics. His work has appeared in a range of publications across the world, including the Diplomat, the Atlantic, the Washington Quarterly, Al Jazeera, Politico magazine, and War on the Rocks. He is currently a senior editor at the Diplomat, where he writes daily on security, geopolitics, and economics in the Asia-Pacific region and hosts a popular podcast. He is additionally a columnist for the South China Morning Post and a consultant for a range of private and public organizations on Asia-Pacific issues. Panda is a graduate of the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University. He lives in New York City.


The difference between a rocket launching a satellite and a missile with a warhead? Not so much. But North Korea has played with that distinction before and may do so again.


Kim Jong Un’s vision of the future is economic development under the protection of his own nuclear umbrella. Trump’s not going to change that, and had better learn to work with it.