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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
May 21, 2024

Putin Goes to Beijing: Where the Russia-China Relationship Stands in 2024

By Ankit Panda and Catherine Putz
Are Beijing and Moscow moving beyond their "no limits" partnership?

May 18, 2024

Taking Stock of Russia-Central Asia Relations in 2024

By Ankit Panda and Catherine Putz
What do Russia and the Central Asian republics stand to gain from each other?
April 25, 2024

India’s 2024 General Elections and Geopolitics

By Ankit Panda and Catherine Putz
What will India's 2024 vote mean for Asia and the world?

April 25, 2024

The US-Japan Alliance After the Biden-Kishida 2024 Summit

By Ankit Panda and Catherine Putz
What did Kishida and Biden accomplish?

March 28, 2024

What to Look For Out of the US-Japan-Philippines Summit

By Ankit Panda and Catherine Putz
The leaders of the United States, Japan, and the Philippines will meet in Washington amid shared and growing concerns about China.

March 16, 2024

How the US Sees Threats in Asia in 2024

By Ankit Panda and Catherine Putz
What does the U.S. intelligence community's 2024 Annual Threat Assessment suggest about Asia?
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?

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