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  • Jagannath P. Panda

    Research Fellow
    Email: 
    jppjagannath@gmail.com
    Phone: 
    +91 11 2671 7983

    Dr. Jagannath Panda is a Research Fellow and Coordinator of the East Asia Centre at MP-IDSA, New Delhi. He joined MP-IDSA in 2006.

    Dr. Panda is in charge of East Asia Centre’s academic and administrative activities, including Track-II and Track-1.5 dialogues with Chinese, Japanese and Korean think-tanks/institutes. He is a recipient of the V. K. Krishna Menon Memorial Gold Medal (2000) from the Indian Society of International Law & Diplomacy in New Delhi. 

    Dr. Panda is the Series Editor for Routledge Studies on Think Asia.

    He is the author of the book India-China Relations: Politics of Resources, Identity and Authority in a Multipolar World Order (Routledge: 2017). He is also the author of the book China’s Path to Power: Party, Military and the Politics of State Transition (Pentagon Press: 2010). Dr. Panda has also edited a number of books to his credit. Most recently, he has published an edited volume Scaling India-Japan Cooperation in Indo-Pacific and Beyond 2025: Connectivity, Corridors and Contours (KW Publishing Ltd. 2019), and The Korean Peninsula and Indo-Pacific Power Politics: Status Security at Stake (Routledge, 2020).

    Dr. Panda is a Member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of Asian Public Policy(Routledge). Dr. Panda is the first South Asian scholar to receive the prestigious East Asia Institute’s (EAI) fellowship. Most recently, he was a Unification Fellow of the Ministry of Unification, Republic of Korea (RoK), Korea Foundation Fellow (2018-19) and Japan Foundation Fellow (2018-19).

    Dr. Panda has also received a number of prestigious fellowships such as the STINT Asia Fellowship from Sweden, Carole Weinstein Fellowship from the University of Richmond, Virginia, USA; National Science Council (NSC) Visiting Professorship from Taiwan; Visiting Scholar (2012) at University of Illinois (Urbana-Champaign), USA and Visiting Fellowship from the Shanghai Institute of International Studies (SIIS) in Shanghai, China.

    He has published in leading peer-reviewed journals like Journal of Indo-Pacific Affairs, Journal of Asian Public Policy (Routledge), Journal of Asian and African Studies (Sage), Asian Perspective (Lynne Reiner: SSCI), Journal of Contemporary China (Routledge: SSCI), Georgetown Journal of Asian Affairs (Georgetown), Strategic Analysis (Routledge), China Report (Sage), Indian Foreign Affairs Journal (MD Publication), Portuguese Journal of International Affairs (Euro Press) etc.

    He obtained his doctorate (PhD) from the Centre for East Asian Studies (CEAS), School of International Studies (SIS), Jawaharlal Nehru University in 2007. He received a Master in Philosophy (MPhil) from the Department of Chinese & Japanese Studies (now East Asian studies) and studied Master of Arts (MA) at the Department of Political Science, University of Delhi.

    Publications at MP-IDSA

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    • Research Fellow, Manohar Parrikar IDSA, Dr. Jagannath Panda's article ‘Japan is Vital to Europe's Global Gateway’ has been published by The National Interest on 20 January 2022. The article is Part-III of the four-part series on EU's Global Gateway Strategy. 

      The article examines two specific questions: Can Europe partner with Japan to ensure the success of its latest strategy in the Indo-Pacific despite the long-standing U.S.-Japan alliance—especially considering the EU’s search for strategic autonomy? And, why should Tokyo itself focus on such a partnership?

      January 20, 2022
      IDSA News
    • Research Fellow, Manohar Parrikar IDSA, Dr. Jagannath Panda's Asia's Next Page column ‘Consolidating Japan's Economic Diplomacy with the European Union’ has been published in Japan Forward on January 17, 2022.

      January 17, 2022
      IDSA News
    • Research Fellow, Dr. Jagannath Panda's article ‘India Could Make or Break EU's Global Gateway’ has been published in ‘The National Interest’ on January 16, 2022. This is the Part-II of a four part series on the EU's Global Gateway Strategy. Part-I was about 'EU's Global Gateway and China's BRI'.

      January 16, 2022
      IDSA News
    • Research Fellow, Manohar Parrikar IDSA, Dr. Jagannath Panda's article ‘Can Europe's Global Gateway Offset China's Belt and Road?’ has been published in The National Interest on January 13, 2022. The article is 1st part of a four- part series on the EU's Global Gateway Strategy, factoring China, India, Japan and ASEAN.

      January 13, 2022
      IDSA News
    • Research Fellow, Manohar Parrikar IDSA, Dr. Jagannath Panda's piece ‘Making 'Quad Plus' a Reality?’ has been published in The Diplomat on January 13, 2022.

      The piece argues that the concept of the “Quad Plus,” which has been in circulation for quite some time but remained abstract so far, becomes increasingly important in the current geopolitical scene, where post-AUKUS tensions are running high even among allies. How can the Quad Plus move beyond an abstract idea and consolidate as a regular political grouping?

      January 13, 2022
      IDSA News
    • Research Fellow, Manohar Parrikar IDSA, Dr. Jagannath Panda's piece ‘Kishida's Foreign Policy Manifesto in 2022 and Beyond’ has been published in Japan Forward on December 31, 2021.

      The piece argues that Kishida’s political and diplomatic balancing in 2022 is going to shape Japan’s coming role in the regional security architecture, and the leader seems poised to rise, albeit cautiously, to the challenge.

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      December 31, 2021
      IDSA News
    • Research Fellow, Manohar Parrikar IDSA, Dr. Jagannath Panda's article ‘From Strategic to Absolute Partners: Prospects for US-India Ties in 2022’ has been published by Japan Forum for Strategic Studies Quarterly, Vol.91, January 2022.

      December 30, 2021
      IDSA News
    • Research Fellow, Manohar Parrikar IDSA, Dr. Jagannath Panda's piece ‘Where will the China-India rivalry go in 2022?’ has been published by the ‘Responsible Statecraft’, an online magazine of the Quincy Institute for Responsible Statecraft, USA, on 20 December 2021.

      December 20, 2021
      IDSA News
    • Research Fellow, Manohar Parrikar IDSA, Dr. Jagannath Panda's article "Can Putin Bring Out the True Potential of India-Russia Relations?’ has been published in ‘The National Interest’, on December 17, 2021.

      The article argues that for India, as important as defense ties with Russia may be, they cannot help meet its China challenge while Russia continues to adhere to an equidistant equation with both New Delhi and Beijing.

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      December 17, 2021
      IDSA News
    • Research Fellow, Manohar Parrikar IDSA, Dr. Jagannath Panda's featured article ‘Foreseeing the China-India Boundary Dispute: 2022 and Beyond’ has been published in China Brief (vol.21, issue 24), Jamestown Foundation, Washington DC on December 17, 2021.

      The article argues that China’s growing insecurities and Xi’s need for absolute control will only boost its repressive tactics and expansionist maneuvers in the coming years, not just in 2022.

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      December 17, 2021
      IDSA News
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