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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 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
    • Research Fellow, IDSA, Dr Jagannath Panda's co-authored article on Chinese Foreign Policy, titled ‘Xi Jinping's Authoritarianism, Chinese Foreign Policy and India’ has been published in Megatrend Review (Megatrend revija) vol.16, No. 1, 2019.

      April 12, 2019
      IDSA News
    • Research Fellow, IDSA, Dr. Jagannath Panda's co-authored piece, titled ‘Time for thinking the Australia-India relationship afresh’ has been published as a lead commentary at the East Asia Forum.

      March 31, 2019
      IDSA News
    • Research Fellow, IDSA, Dr Jagannath Panda's piece on ‘What the Trump-Kim Summit Means for India’ was published in The Diplomat on February 26, 2019.

      Dr. Panda essentially argues that the wisdom of Delhi’s insistence on ‘dialogue diplomacy’ with North Korea is finally being acknowledged.

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      February 26, 2019
      IDSA News
    • Research Fellow, IDSA, Dr Jagannath Panda's commentary on India-North Korea relations, titled ‘Pyongyang and India: Strategic Choices on the Korean Peninsula’ was published by the Asia-Pacific Bulletin of the East West Centre, USA on February 20, 2019.

      The commentary argues that India has not been constrained by broader diplomatic concerns in pursuing a forward-looking approach toward North Korea.

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      February 20, 2019
      IDSA News
    • 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