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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
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January 11, 2022

Causes and Consequences of Kazakhstan’s January 2022 Unrest

By Ankit Panda, Catherine Putz, and Ankit Panda
Protests over gas prices have quickly spiraled into nationwide unrest, resulting in the first-ever intervention by the CSTO in one of its member states.
December 18, 2021

2021 in Asian Geopolitics: A Retrospective

By Ankit Panda and Catherine Putz
What were the major developments and events that drove geopolitical trends in Asia in 2021?

December 11, 2021

Taiwan Strait Geopolitics and Violence in the Solomon Islands

By Ankit Panda, Catherine Putz, and Ankit Panda
The hosts discuss the late-2021 violence in the Solomon Islands and the U.S.-hosted Summit for Democracy.

November 20, 2021

Biden, Xi, and the Importance of Guardrails in the US-China Relationship

By Ankit Panda, Catherine Putz, and Ankit Panda and Catherine Putz
The United States and China aren’t satisfied with their relationship, but both sides appear to be interested in managing their differences.

November 04, 2021

Continuity and Flux in Central Asia: Elections in Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan

By Ankit Panda, Catherine Putz, and Ankit Panda and Catherine Putz
Uzbekistan’s presidential election yielded few surprises. What about Kyrgyzstan’s upcoming parliamentary elections?
November 01, 2021

The Shifting Nature of India-China Relations

By Ankit Panda
Manoj Kewalramani joins the show to discuss Indian views of China and the bilateral relationship between the two countries.

October 22, 2021

It’s Time for the Quad to Chart a Bold Course on Space Governance

By Ankit Panda and Benjamin Silverstein
The Quad countries should consult on space situational awareness, conjunction avoidance, and orbital debris issues.
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?

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