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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 MP-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 Series Editor for Routledge Studies on Think Asia.

    He is the author of the book India-China Relations: Politics of Resources, Identity and Authority in a Multipolar World Order (Routledge: 2017). He is also the author of the book China’s Path to Power: Party, Military and the Politics of State Transition (Pentagon Press: 2010). Dr. Panda has also edited a number of books to his credit. Most recently, he has published an edited volume Scaling India-Japan Cooperation in Indo-Pacific and Beyond 2025: Connectivity, Corridors and Contours (KW Publishing Ltd. 2019), and The Korean Peninsula and Indo-Pacific Power Politics: Status Security at Stake (Routledge, 2020).

    Dr. Panda is a Member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of Asian Public Policy(Routledge). 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), Korea Foundation Fellow (2018-19) and Japan Foundation Fellow (2018-19).

    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.

    He has published in leading peer-reviewed journals like Journal of Indo-Pacific Affairs, 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 MP-IDSA

    Select Publications

    • The drawbacks of over-reliance on China as a single manufacturing source has led to countries adopting “China Plus One” strategy to diversify supply networks. Whether Supply Chain Resilience Initiative by India-Japan-Australia can assist in partial decoupling from China is yet to be seen.

      July 26, 2021
      Issue Brief
    • Research Fellow, Manohar Parrikar IDSA, Dr. Jagannath Panda's article ‘Japan's Strategic Choices in Afghanistan’ has been published in ‘Asia's Next Page’, a column in Japan Forward on July 26, 2021.

      July 26, 2021
      IDSA News
    • Research Fellow, Manohar Parrikar IDSA, Dr. Jagannath Panda's article ‘India's Quad Calculus and China’ has been published in Asan Forum at the Asan Institute for Policy Studies, South Korea, on July 19 2021.

      July 19, 2021
      IDSA News
    • Research Fellow, Manohar Parrikar IDSA, Dr. Jagannath Panda's piece ‘Japan's new defense white paper sharpens aim at China’ has been published in Asia Times.

      July 15, 2021
      IDSA News
    • Research Fellow, Manohar Parrikar IDSA, Dr. Jagannath Panda's Commentary ‘The Structural Limits of the Supply Chain Resilience Initiative’ has been published at the Pacific Forum.

      The commentary essentially argues that despite its merits, the SCRI is structurally limited right now. Yet with economic transformation and post-pandemic recovery shaping regional power distribution, the expectations for the SCRI are immense. To meet expectations, the Australia-Japan-India trilateral must acknowledge the challenges and shape the initiative adequately to overcome them.

      July 09, 2021
      IDSA News
    • Xi’s rousing words at CCP’s centenary celebrations have reaffirmed China’s intentions to make every effort in actualising its domestic goals and global ambitions—without holding much regard for the rules-based order.

      July 07, 2021
      Issue Brief
    • Research Fellow, Manohar Parrikar IDSA, Dr. Jagannath Panda's article ‘What China's Communist Party Centenary Means for India;’ has been published in The National Interest

      July 01, 2021
      IDSA News
    • Research Fellow, Manohar Parrikar IDSA, Dr. Jagannath Panda's article ‘Ties that bind: GeoPolitics, not socialism, underpin North Korea-China alliance’ has been published in NK News.

      The article covers the Sino-DPRK strategic cooperation against the democratic world as they prepare to reaffirm the 1961 treaty soon on 11th July 2021 again.

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      June 30, 2021
      IDSA News
    • Research Fellow, Manohar Parrikar IDSA, Dr. Jagannath Panda's Commentary ‘How "eternal" is the Sino-DPRK Alliance?’ has been published in the 38 North at Stimson Centre.

      June 30, 2021
      IDSA News
    • Research Fellow, MP-IDSA, Dr. Jagannath Panda's article ‘U.S.-Japan: Reinforcing Taiwan's Security?’ has been published in Japan Forward.

      The piece argues that there is now a real concern that China is moving away from merely “theoretical talk” about enforcing unification with Taiwan to actually contemplating and planning military action.

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      June 21, 2021
      IDSA News
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