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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 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
    • Research Fellow, IDSA, Dr. Jagannath Panda's co-authored article titled ‘Foreseeing India-China Relations: The Compromised Context of Rapprochement’has been published by ‘Asia-Pacific Issues’, a peer-reviewed publication of the East West Centre, Honolulu, USA.

      July 02, 2019
      IDSA News
      • Publisher: Routledge
      This book analyses the structure of the India–China relationship and the two prominent powers’ positions with and against each other, bilaterally and globally, in a complex Asian environment and beyond. India and China’s perceptions of one another are evaluated to reveal how the order of Asia is influenced by engaging in different power equations that affect equilibrium and disequilibrium.

      Contributors address three critical perspectives of India and China in Asia which are increasingly shaping the future of Asia and impacting the Indo-Pacific power balance. First, they examine the mutual perceptions of India and China as an integral part of Asia’s evolving politics and the impact of this on the emerging Asian order and disorder. Second, they assess how classical and contemporary characteristics of the India–China boundary and beyond-border disputes or conflicts are shaping Asia’s political trajectory and leaving an impact on the Indo-Pacific region. Additionally, contributors observe the prevailing power equations in which India and China are currently engaged to reveal that they are not only geographically limited to the Asian region. Instead, having a strong global or intercontinental character attached to it, the India–China relationship involves extra-territorial powers and extra-territorial regions.

      This book will be of interest to academics, students and policymakers working on Asian studies, international relations, area studies, emerging powers studies, strategic studies, security studies and conflict studies.

      • ISBN: 978-11-38388-59-8,
      • Price: £92.00/-
    • Research Fellow, IDSA, Dr. Jagannath Panda's edited volume ‘India and China in Asia: Between Equilibrium and Equations’ (Routledge: London and New York; 2019) has been published. A number of well-known experts, including Prof. J. Mohan Malik, Prof. John Garver, Prof. Niklas Swarnstrom, Dr. Xu Jian and Dr. Fang Tien-Sze have contributed to the volume.

      July 01, 2019
      IDSA News
    • Research Fellow, IDSA, Dr. Jagannath Panda's article titled 'India's 'multipolar Asia' approach and China' has been published in East Asia Forum Quarterly (Vol.11, No.2, April-June 2019), a special volume on ‘China realities’.

      Dr. Panda essentially argues that 'an alignment with China is an important feature of India's 'multipolar Asia' conception as it will both protect and enhance India’s rise without contesting China’s rise'.

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      June 25, 2019
      IDSA News
    • Research Fellow, IDSA, Dr. Jagannath Panda's opinion piece titled ‘India’s Response to China’s Proposed “Asia for Asians”’ has been published by East West Wire, a featured publication of the East West Centre in USA, on May 20, 2019.

      Dr. Panda argues in the piece that New Delhi evaluates each opportunity for collaboration with China on a case-by-case basis.

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      May 20, 2019
      IDSA News
    • A report on the 20th Asian Security Conference, co-authored by Research Fellow, IDSA and Conference Coordinator, Dr Jagannath Panda and Assistant Coordinator, Ms Atmaja Gohain Baruah, was published in the April 2019 issue of India Strategic.

      The Asian Security Conference was organised by IDSA on March 26-28, 2019, and sought to discuss the theme of the state of Multipolarism in Asia and the various tectonic shifts that are driving it.

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      April 26, 2019
      IDSA News
    • Research Fellow, IDSA, Dr Jagannath Panda’s commentary, titled ‘The India-Japan-Vietnam Trilateral: An “Inclusive” Proposition’ was published by ISPI (Istituto per gli Studi di Politica Internazionale) on April 15, 2019.

      April 15, 2019
      IDSA News