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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 Chapter on India and the Pacific Ocean, titled ‘India and the Pacific Ocean: The "Act East" Between Trade, Infrastructure and Security’ has been published in Axel Berkofsky and Sergio Miracola (eds.) ‘Geopolitics by Other Means: The Indo-Pacific’ in ISPI Report on February 01, 2019.

      February 01, 2019
      IDSA News
    • Research Fellow, IDSA, Dr Jagannath Panda's Co-authored paper titled 'Managing Connectivity Conflict: EU-India Cooperation and China's Belt and Road Initiative' has been published as Asia Paper (December 2018) at the Institute for Security & Development Policy, Sweden.

      December 28, 2018
      IDSA News
    • Research Fellow, IDSA, Dr Jagannath Panda’s opinion piece on India’s stance toward China’s revisionist proposals, titled ‘Does India Perceive China as a Revisionist Power?’ was published at the Pacific Forum's (Honolulu) PacNet Commentary.

      November 28, 2018
      IDSA News
    • Research Fellow, IDSA, Dr Jagannath Panda’s article on India-Japan relations, titled ‘India-Japan embrace should stretch out to Eurasia’ was published at the East Asia Forum (EAF) on November 13, 2018.

      No other partnership has witnessed the kind of unprecedented progress that the India–Japan partnership has over the last two decades. The new India–Japan Vision Statement reiterates the two countries’ commitment to work together in the Indo-Pacific and the world at large, writes Dr Panda.

      November 13, 2018
      IDSA News
    • Research Fellow, IDSA, Dr Jagannath Panda's article, titled 'India's Strategic Moments in US-China Tug-of-War', was published in The Asian Age on October 21, 2018.

      America-China relations are witnessing a confrontationist-competitive shift. India must plan to take advantage of anti-Chinese measures the USA is internationalising.

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      October 22, 2018
      IDSA News
    • Research Fellow, IDSA, Dr Jagannath Panda's article on India’s approach to the Quadrilateral Consultative Forum (Quad), titled ‘India's Call on China in the Quad: A Strategic Arch between Liberal and Alternative Structure’ was published in a special issue of the Rising Powers Quarterly, Volume 3, Issue 2, August 2018,. The special issue was titled ‘The "Indo-Pacific"- Regional Dynamics in the 21st Century's New Geopolitical Center of Gravity’.

      October 11, 2018
      IDSA News
    • Research Fellow, IDSA, Dr Jagannath Panda’s article on India’s approach towards Quadrilateral consultative forum (Quad), titled ‘India’s Continental Connect on Indo-Pacific and Quad 2.0’ was published in the Asia Pacific Bulletin on September 26, 2018.

      Except for a few official statements, India has avoided terming this four-country consultative meeting as a 'quadrilateral' forum, and has preferred to officially term it as 'India-Australia-Japan-U.S. Consultations on Indo-Pacific, Says Dr Panda.

      September 26, 2018
      IDSA News
    • Research Fellow, IDSA, Dr Jagannath Panda’s article on the strategic partnership between India and the United States, titled ‘Does India endorse a US-led regional order?’ was published in East Asia Forum on September 23, 2018.

      India’s vision of a regional order is not aligned closely with the US-led order. And certainly improving its relationships with the United States doesn’t mean that India is willing to retreat from building its relationships with China as a vital regional partner, writes Dr Panda.

      September 23, 2018
      IDSA News
    • Research Fellow, IDSA, Dr Jagannath Panda's Policy Brief on the Asia-Africa Growth Corridor (AAGC), titled ‘AAGC: India's Indo-Pacific Fulcrum?’ has been published under the Rising Powers Initiative at the Sigur Centre for Asian Studies at the George Washington University in Washington DC.

      India’s ambition to promote the AAGC reflects its growing domestic economic demand, growing maritime ambitions, the need for inter-continental cooperation with Africa and the urge to balance China’s maritime activities in the IOR, writes Dr Panda.

      September 19, 2018
      IDSA News
    • Research Fellow, IDSA, Dr Jagannath Panda’s article on 'Taiwan in Asia-Africa Growth Corridor (AAGC): Why and How?" was published in Defense Security (Vol.1, No.1) by the Institute for National Defense and Security Research (INDRS), under the Ministry of National Defence of Taiwan.

      The article analyses how Taiwan should aim to become a more purposeful participation in the evolving Indo-Pacific order, primarily through a framework like the Asia-Africa Growth Corridor (AAGC)

      September 07, 2018
      IDSA News