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Ankit Panda

Ankit Panda

Ankit Panda is 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
May 14, 2021

Afghanistan After US Withdrawal

By Ankit Panda
The political Afghanistan remains deeply uncertain.

April 14, 2021

Understanding North Korea’s Fuel Smuggling Networks in East Asia

By Ankit Panda
How does North Korea keep fueling its military and other needs?
April 03, 2021

China’s Maritime Militia at Whitsun Reef: Trouble in the South China Sea

By Ankit Panda
China’s maritime militia is once again at the center of a crisis in the South China Sea. What now?

March 17, 2021

The ‘Quad’ Summit: Delivering Value in the Indo-Pacific

By Ankit Panda
The meeting of the leaders of the four countries marks an important milestone in the development of the ‘Quad’ as a regional mechanism.

March 12, 2021

The US-ROK Alliance in 2021: Back on Track?

By Ankit Panda
With a cost-sharing deal finally agreed, what lies ahead for the U.S.-South Korea alliance?

February 25, 2021

The Disengagement at Pangong Lake: What Happens Now Between India and China?

By Ankit Panda
The two sides initiated a disengagement along the banks of Pangong Lake in Eastern Ladakh. What happens next?
February 05, 2021

Myanmar After the 2021 Coup: Internal Security and Geopolitical Consequences

By Ankit Panda
How will the February 1, 2021, coup in Myanmar affect the country’s internal security and foreign relations?

January 26, 2021

The Indian Army’s Pivot to the North

By Ankit Panda
What’s behind the Indian Army’s reorientation of its Mathura-based 1 Corps toward China?

January 14, 2021

Elections in Kyrgyzstan and Kazakhstan: What Next?

By Ankit Panda
A presidential election in Kyrgyzstan and a parliamentary election in Kazakhstan kick off 2021 in Central Asia.

December 17, 2020

Afghanistan, Central Asia, and the Coming Biden Presidency

By Ankit Panda
Will the Biden administration finally end the U.S. presence in Afghanistan?

December 01, 2020

South Asia and the Coming Biden Presidency

By Ankit Panda
What should South Asian states expect from the United States under Joe Biden?
November 20, 2020

Southeast Asia and the Coming Biden Presidency

By Ankit Panda
Will a Biden administration renew attention on Southeast Asia?

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