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Ankit Panda

Ankit Panda

Ankit Panda is editor-at-large at The Diplomat and the Stanton Senior Fellow in the Nuclear Policy Program at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. Follow him on Twitter.

Ankit Panda is the Stanton Senior Fellow in the Nuclear Policy Program at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. An expert on the Asia-Pacific region, his research interests range from nuclear strategy, arms control, missile defense, nonproliferation, emerging technologies, and U.S. extended deterrence. He is the author of Kim Jong Un and the Bomb: Survival and Deterrence in North Korea (Hurst Publishers/Oxford University Press, 2020).

Panda was previously an adjunct senior fellow in the Defense Posture Project at the Federation of American Scientists (FAS) and a member of the 2019 FAS International Study Group on North Korea Policy. He has consulted for the United Nations in New York and Geneva on nonproliferation and disarmament matters, and has testified on security topics related to South Korea and Japan before the congressionally chartered U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission.

Panda was a Korea Society Kim Koo Fellow, a German Marshall Fund Young Strategist, an International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS) Shangri-La Dialogue Young Leader, and a Carnegie Council on Ethics in International Affairs New Leader. He has worked at the Council on Foreign Relations and the Liechtenstein Institute on Self-Determination at the Princeton School of Public and International Affairs.

A widely published writer, Panda’s work has appeared in the New York Times, the Washington PostForeign AffairsForeign Policy, the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, the Diplomat, the Atlantic, the New Republic, the South China Morning PostWar on the Rocks, Politico, and the National Interest. Panda has also published in scholarly journals, including Survival, the Washington Quarterly, and India Review, and has contributed to the IISS Asia-Pacific Regional Security Assessment and Strategic Survey. He is editor-at-large at the Diplomat, where he hosts the Asia Geopolitics podcast, and a contributing editor at War on the Rocks.

Posts by Ankit Panda
February 27, 2024

Afghanistan Under the Taliban: Recognition, Security, and Geopolitics

By Catherine Putz and Ankit Panda
What is the state of play in Afghanistan today?

February 23, 2024

Reflections on a Decade in Asian Geopolitics

By Ankit Panda and Catherine Putz
The Asia Geopolitics podcast hits 10 years!
January 23, 2024

North Korea, Korean Unification, and the Prospects of a 2024 Crisis

By Ankit Panda and Catherine Putz
What does North Korea's abandonment of Korean unification portend?

January 19, 2024

The Geopolitical Implications of Taiwan’s 2024 Elections

By Ankit Panda and Catherine Putz
The Taiwanese people voted for continuity. How will that affect prospects for stability in the Taiwan Strait?

December 20, 2023

Asian Geopolitics in 2023: A Retrospective (Part 2)

By Ankit Panda and Catherine Putz
What were the trends, events, and developments in geopolitics that defined the Asia-Pacific in 2023?

December 20, 2023

Asian Geopolitics in 2023: A Retrospective (Part 1)

By Ankit Panda and Catherine Putz
What were the trends, events, and developments in geopolitics that defined the Asia-Pacific in 2023?
November 21, 2023

Biden Meets Xi in San Francisco: Managing Competition

By Ankit Panda and Catherine Putz
Are the United States and China entering a new, short-term detente, or will unexpected crises derail things?

November 04, 2023

South China Sea Flashpoints: The Second Thomas Shoal Crisis

By Ankit Panda and Catherine Putz
What's driving tensions between China and the Philippines at Second Thomas Shoal?

October 14, 2023

Central Asian States and Great Power Geopolitics

By Ankit Panda and Catherine Putz
What's driving Central Asian foreign policy in 2023?

October 04, 2023

Why India’s Relations With Canada Are Strained

By Ankit Panda and Catherine Putz
What's behind the India-Canada row?

October 03, 2023

The Putin-Kim Summit: What’s Driving North Korea and Russia Together?

By Ankit Panda and Catherine Putz
What do the two leaders stand to gain from each other?
September 14, 2023

The US and Vietnam Upgrade Their Relationship: Drivers and Consequences

By Ankit Panda
What's pushing the United States and Vietnam toward each other?

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