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  • Jagannath P. Panda

    Research Fellow
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    Dr. Jagannath Panda is a Research Fellow and Cooordinator of the East Asia Centre at IDSA, New Delhi. He joined 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 author of India-China Relations: Politics of Resources, Identity and Authority in a Multipolar World Order (Routledge: 2017). He is also the author of China’s Path to Power: Party, Military and the Politics of State Transition (Pentagon Press: 2010).

    Dr. Panda has edited two volumes: China’s Transition under Xi Jinping (Pentagon Press: 2016), India-Taiwan Relations in Asia and Beyond: The Future (Pentagon Press: 2016), and have co-edited two volumes Towards a New Asian Order (Pentagon Press: 2012), Revisiting Contemporary South Asia: Politics, Economics and Security (Pentagon Press: 2012).

    Dr. Panda is a Member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of Asian Public Policy (Routledge). He is a non-Resident Fellow (honorary) at the Institute for Security and Development Policy (ISDP), Sweden, and also affiliated (honorary) to the Institute of Transnational Studies (ITS), Germany/Italy.

    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). 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.

    Dr. Panda has been invited as lead speaker to talks, seminars, conferences worldwide and has also chaired prominent events.

    He has published in leading peer-reviewed journals like 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 IDSA

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    • Research Fellow, IDSA, Dr. Jagannath Panda's paper on India-South Korea Ties titled ‘Framing an Indo-Pacific Narrative in India-South Korea Ties’ has been published as Academic Paper Series of the Korea Economic Institute of America, on January 07, 2020.

      The paper essentially argues that ‘Making use of the ASEAN platform and bilateral dialogues, South Korea and India have the potential to become one of the strongest Indo-Pacific partners of the 21st century.’

      January 07, 2020
      IDSA News
    • Research Fellow, IDSA, Dr. Jagannath Panda's commentary on 'South Korea's New Southern Policy (NSP) and India' has been published at the Asan Forum, South Korea, on January 07, 2020.

      The commentary argues that 'the prospects of deepening India-South Korea relations under the New Southern Policy (NSP) would heavily depend on the extent to which Seoul is willing to embrace to Indo-Pacific narrative that India’s AEP is currently pitching for'.


      January 07, 2020
      IDSA News
    • Research Fellow, IDSA, Dr. Jagannath Panda's paper titled “'JAI', the Quad and China: Understanding the Undercurrents" has been published by the German Institute for International and Security Affairs as a SWP Working Paper in November 2019. The paper was presented at the Berlin Conference on Asian Security (BCAS) 2019.

      December 20, 2019
      IDSA News
    • Research Fellow, IDSA, Dr. Jagannath Panda's Op-Ed titled ‘National Narratives Guiding India-Japan Ties’ has been published by the World in One News (WION) on December 13, 2019.

      December 13, 2019
      IDSA News
      • Publisher: KW Publishers
      This book aims to examine the scope and potential of India-Japan cooperation factoring infrastructure connectivity and corridors in Indo-Pacific. The volume examines the bilateral, trilateral and multilateral contours of the growing partnership in the backdrop of a rising China that is rapidly changing the geo-political order of the region. The volume examines the scope of India-Japan relations beyond 2025 and evaluates how their common pledge to have a “partnership for prosperity” is not free from challenges. China’s Belt and Road Initiative, the United States bilateral-oriented approach towards Asia, and the struggle to successfully conclude the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) is testing the character of India-Japan relations which the volume covers at length.
      • ISBN: 978-93-89137-29-3 ,
      • Price: ₹.1280/-
      • E-copy available
    • Research Fellow, IDSA, Dr. Jagannath Panda's piece on ‘Beijing's ‘Asian NATO’ Maxim is Structural’ has been published as the PacNet Commentary at the Pacific Forum in Honolulu on November 22, 2019.

      The piece argues that for Beijing, the arrival of the Quad 2.0 is a strategic challenge to China’s vision of regional architecture. Considering the challenges that the Quad process poses to China, Beijing’s perception is neither completely reactionary nor entirely military centric.

      November 22, 2019
      IDSA News
    • President Xi’s Kathmandu visit sets a new parameter for the China-Nepal ties, moving away from the traditional interstate relations based on simple bilateral modes of engagement. Beijing seems to be orchestrating a Himalayan approach in its relations with Kathmandu – revealing a grander Chinese policy in making.

      November 04, 2019
      IDSA Comments
    • Research Fellow, IDSA, Dr. Jagannath Panda's study titled ‘New Delhi's ‘Act East’ and India-ASEAN Engagement: What They Mean for India-Korea Relations in the Indo-Pacific’ has been published by the Korea Institute for International Economic Policy (KIEP).

      August 28, 2019
      IDSA News
    • Research Fellow, IDSA, Dr. Jagannath Panda's piece ‘India's 'Multipolar Asia' and China’ has been published at the East Asia Forum, Vol.1, No.2, 2019.

      August 28, 2019
      IDSA News
    • Research Fellow, Dr. Jagannath Panda's co-authored paper "Regionalising India-Japan Relations in Indo-Pacific" is published in the Special Study titled Implementing the Indo-Pacific: Japan's Region-Building Initiatives (August 2019) Edited By Kyle Springer, Senior Research Analyst, Perth USAsia Centre at the University of Western Australia.

      August 27, 2019
      IDSA News