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Ankit Panda

Ankit Panda

Ankit Panda is editor-at-large at The Diplomat and director of research for Diplomat Risk Intelligence. Follow him on Twitter.

Ankit Panda is an award-winning American writer, analyst, and researcher specializing in international security, defense, geopolitics, and economics. His work has appeared in a range of publications, including the New York Times, the Washington PostForeign AffairsForeign Policy, the Diplomat, the Atlantic, the Daily Beast, Politico Magazine, and War on the Rocks.

He is currently editor-at-large at the Diplomat, where he writes daily on security, geopolitics, and economics in the Asia-Pacific region and hosts a popular podcast. Panda is also director of research for Diplomat Risk Intelligence, the Diplomat’s consulting and analysis division. He is also an adjunct senior fellow at the Federation of American Scientists, where his work focuses on nuclear and conventional force developments in Asia, deterrence, and nuclear strategy.

He is a contributing editor at War on the Rocks, a weekly columnist for the Hong Kong-based South China Morning Post, and an analyst for NK Pro, a specialist North Korea-focused service. He previously worked at the Council on Foreign Relations. Panda has been a Korea Society Kim Koo Fellow, a German Marshall Fund Young Strategist, and a Carnegie Council on Ethics in International Affairs New Leader.

Panda has additionally published scholarly research in journals including the Washington Quarterly, the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, and India Review. He is additionally a contributor to the International Institute on Strategic Studies’ Asia-Pacific Regional Security Assessment and Strategic Survey. Panda is also a consultant for a number of governments, international institutions, and corporations. He is a frequent participant in Track-2 and Track-1.5 dialogues in Asia, Europe, and North America.

Panda is a graduate of the Princeton School Public and International Affairs at Princeton University. He lives in New York City and tweets at @nktpnd.

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Posts by Ankit Panda
November 20, 2020

Southeast Asia and the Coming Biden Presidency

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

November 14, 2020

China and the Coming Biden Presidency

By Ankit Panda
How will U.S. President-elect Joe Biden manage the U.S.-China relationship?
October 29, 2020

Denuclearization, Diplomacy, and Beyond: North Korea Plans for 2021

By Ankit Panda
Kim Jong Un’s year did not go as planned. What lies ahead for the Korean Peninsula?

October 20, 2020

The Pandemic and Power Shifts in Asia

By Ankit Panda
The coronavirus pandemic has affected Asian power shifts in a serious way.

October 19, 2020

Australia Returns to the Malabar Exercise

By Ankit Panda
The navies of India, Japan, the United States, and Australia will participate jointly in Malabar 2020.

October 13, 2020

A Nuclear North Korea’s Wake-up Call

By Ankit Panda
A spectacular pre-dawn parade on Saturday served to remind the world of North Korea’s continuing missile progress.
October 10, 2020

North Korea’s Parade: The Domestic Context

By Ankit Panda
North Korea’s upcoming October 10 celebrations will have an important ideological component.

October 09, 2020

Trouble in Kyrgyzstan: Assessing the October 2020 Crisis

By Ankit Panda
Catherine Putz explains the background to Kyrgyzstan’s October 2020 crisis.

October 03, 2020

India’s Illiberal Turn and the Indo-Pacific

By Ankit Panda
How will internal developments in India affect its foreign relations?

September 30, 2020

Another ‘Quad’ Ministerial in Early October 2020: What Now?

By Ankit Panda
A new Suga administration in Japan will host the second-ever Quad ministerial.

September 25, 2020

Southeast Asia Caught Between the US and China

By Ankit Panda
How do Southeast Asian countries view intensifying geopolitical competition between the United States and China in Asia?
September 16, 2020

What Can Asia Expect From Suga’s Japan?

By Ankit Panda
Abe's successor will represent continuity, but faces a challenging set of internal issues.

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