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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 article ‘Japan-Indonesia 2+2: Taking Forward the Indo-Pacific Calculus’ has been published in Japan Forward.

      The piece argues that the 2+2 meeting between Japan and Indonesia is a step in progress to solidify the bilateral ties further, and this ministerial meeting confirmed their commitment to regional security in the face of China’s new coast guard law, which essentially equips China with extraterritorial powers to further threaten its neighbors.

      April 05, 2021
      IDSA News
    • Research Fellow, Manohar Parrikar IDSA, Dr. Jagannath Panda's article ‘BRI in Sri Lanka- More Than China's Symbiotic Adventure’ has been published in the April 2021 issue of the Wedge Magazine (Japan).

      April 01, 2021
      IDSA News
    • Research Fellow, Manohar Parrikar IDSA, Dr. Jagannath Panda's article ‘Beijing Speaks on the Proposed Group of Seven Expansion’ has been published in China Brief, Jamestown Foundation, Vol.21, Issue 6, 2021.

      March 25, 2021
      IDSA News
    • Research Fellow, Manohar Parrikar IDSA, Dr. Jagannath Panda's piece ‘The Quad Moves on Critical Technologies’ has been published in ‘Japan Forward’, on March 19, 2021.

      March 19, 2021
      IDSA News
    • Research Fellow, Manohar Parrikar IDSA, Dr. Jagannath Panda's article ‘China and the Quad: How Beijing is Responding to 'Containment'?’ has been published in ‘The National Interest’ on March 17, 2021.

      The article argues that a synchronized Quad could prove a major hindrance to China’s regional and global designs, provided the narrative of the Indo-Pacific sustenance is maintained purposefully.

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      March 16, 2021
      IDSA News
    • Research Fellow, Manohar Parrikar IDSA, Dr. Jagannath Panda's piece ‘Can Delhi-Warsaw Ties Underpin a Stronger India-EU Framework?’ has been published by ‘Wszystko Co Najważniejsze’, a Polish Opinion Monthly.

      March 08, 2021
      IDSA News
    • Research Fellow, Manohar Parrikar IDSA, Dr. Jagannath Panda's piece ‘China's Military Budget Keeps Growing: Why the World Should Worry?’ has been published in ‘The National Interest’ on March 08, 2021.

      The piece argues, China’s massive military budget demonstrates the central place that China’s armed forces hold in implementing (or influencing) the country’s foreign policy.

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      March 08, 2021
      IDSA News
    • Research Fellow, Manohar Parrikar IDSA, Dr. Jagannath Panda's article 'Xi's Post-pandemic Outlook on Asia' has been published in China Report (Sage), Vol.57, No.1, 2021.

      March 05, 2021
      IDSA News
    • Research Fellow, Manohar Parrikar IDSA, Dr. Jagannath Panda's piece ‘Britain's place in India's Indo-Pacific Outlook’ has been published at the Council of GeoStrategy, London, United Kingdom on March 02, 2021.

      The piece argues that as India faces a more significant challenge from China over their disputed border, and intensifying US-China rivalry, London’s ‘tilt’ to the Indo-Pacific is a welcome development to New Delhi.

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      March 02, 2021
      IDSA News
    • 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
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