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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 IDSA in MP-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, Manohar Parrikar IDSA, Dr. Jagannath Panda's piece ‘China's Coast Guard Law Tests Resilience of Maritime Asia’ has been published in Japan Forward, on February 26, 2021.

      The piece argues that 2020 saw China repeatedly foraying into disputed waters and putting Indo-Pacific nation-states on high-alert. The new law will now authorize China’s maritime militia to use force, dramatically raising the risk of an all-out conflict.
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      February 26, 2021
      IDSA News
    • Strategic Analysis
    • Research Fellow, Manohar Parrikar IDSA, Dr. Jagannath Panda's article ‘Will the Quad Evolve and Embrace Taiwan?’ has been published by ‘The National Interest’ on February 17, 2021. The article argues that building consensus on Taiwan’s future will invariably be a complicated chapter for the Quad.

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      February 17, 2021
      IDSA News
    • Research Fellow, Manohar Parrikar IDSA, Dr. Jagannath Panda's co-authored commentary ‘The Quad's Future is tied to Soft Security’ has been published by the PacNet in Pacific Forum. The piece argues that rather than a mechanism aimed only at contesting China, the Quad must emerge as a soft and succinct regional cohesive grouping that promotes a culture of democratic ideals and links intellectual persuasion with the Indo-Pacific architecture to further its acceptance and institutionalization.

      February 17, 2021
      IDSA News
    • Research Fellow, Manohar Parrikar IDSA, Dr. Jagannath Panda's interview with the former Japanese Defence Minister, Mr. Satoshi Morimoto has been published in ‘The Sunday Guardian’ on February 06, 2021.

      The former Defence Minister of Japan said in the interview that 'the Quad members should consider inviting West European countries to join the Quad security framework with an affiliate membership status.’

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      February 08, 2021
      IDSA News
    • Research Fellow, Manohar Parrikar, IDSA, Dr. Jagannath Panda's Op-Ed ‘Motives for Tokyo's reluctance on an expanded G7’ has been published by Asia Times, on January 29, 2021.

      January 29, 2021
      IDSA News
    • Research Fellow, Manohar Parrikar IDSA, Dr. Jagannath Panda's Co-edited book ‘Chinese Politics and Foreign Policy under Xi Jinping: The Future Political Trajectory has been published under Routledge: Taylor & Francis, 2021.

      January 22, 2021
      IDSA News
    • Research Fellow, Manohar Parrikar IDSA, Dr. Jagannath Panda's piece 'Suga and Japan's Post-Pandemic Strategic Challenges in 2021' has been published in Japan Forward on January 22, 2021.

      The piece looks at the Japan’s most pressing challenges in the coming months and how the Suga government will respond to them in 2021.

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      January 22, 2021
      IDSA News
    • Research Fellow, Manohar Parrikar IDSA, Dr. Jagannath Panda's article 'The SCRI and Strategic Advantages for the UK in Indo-Pacific' has been published in RUSI Newsbrief.

      The articles argues that as the UK considers an engagement strategy with the Indo-Pacific after Brexit, the Supply Chain Resilience Initiative offers a chance to build a free-trade bloc amongst ‘like-minded nations’ and deepen strategic ties in the region.

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      January 15, 2021
      IDSA News
    • Research Fellow, Manohar Parrikar IDSA, Dr. Jagannath Panda's article 'Biden and Japan's Strategic Choices' has been published in the Quarterly Report of the Japan Forum for Strategic Studies, Vol. 87, January 2021.

      January 11, 2021
      IDSA News
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