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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
October 15, 2021

The Inter-Korean Missile Race Picks Up the Pace

By Ankit Panda
Both North and South Korea demonstrated a wide range of new missile capabilities in September 2021. What’s driving their arms race?

September 28, 2021

AUKUS and the Indo-Pacific: Geopolitics, Technology, and Deterrence

By Ankit Panda
What does the new U.S.-UK-Australia trilateral cooperative partnership entail?
September 09, 2021

The Biden Administration and US-China Relations in 2021

By Ankit Panda
Are U.S.-China relations set to deteriorate further?

August 06, 2021

The Fight for Afghanistan’s Future

By Ankit Panda
What lies ahead for Afghanistan as the United States withdraws and fighting between the Taliban and the government intensifies?

July 27, 2021

The Legacy of the South China Sea Arbitral Tribunal Ruling, Five Years On

By Ankit Panda
What is the legacy of the landmark 2016 ruling by the Hague-based arbitral tribunal?

July 21, 2021

Southeast Asia, Geopolitics, and China’s Vaccine Diplomacy

By Ankit Panda
How has China approached vaccine diplomacy in Southeast Asia?
June 28, 2021

India’s Economy After the Pandemic

By Ankit Panda
What lies ahead for the Indian economy?

June 16, 2021

India and China, One Year After the Galwan Clash

By Ankit Panda
Are New Delhi and Beijing in a new bilateral era?

May 28, 2021

Emerging Military Technologies and a Future Taiwan Strait Conflict

By Ankit Panda
How will changes in military technology bear on a potential near-future U.S.-China conflict?

May 14, 2021

Afghanistan After US Withdrawal

By Ankit Panda
The political situation in 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?

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