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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
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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.

September 13, 2020

India and Japan’s Proactive Convergence Continues: The ACSA and Beyond

By Ankit Panda
The conclusion of the ACSA is another milestone in a nearly two decade-long process of strategic convergence.

September 09, 2020

Assessing Abe Shinzo’s Geopolitical Legacy

By Ankit Panda
A biographer of Japan’s outgoing prime minister discusses Abe’s lasting legacy on foreign affairs and trade.
September 05, 2020

India-China Tensions Spike in the Himalayas

By Ankit Panda
Indian and Chinese troops will likely continue to face off for the long-haul this winter in Eastern Ladakh.

September 03, 2020

Space Security and Geopolitical Competition in the Asia-Pacific

By Ankit Panda
Between the proliferation of counterspace capabilities and intensifying geopolitical competition, space is a critical domain for Asian powers.
August 26, 2020

Stalemate in the Himalayas: India-China Relations in 2020

By Ankit Panda
The two sides remain mired in a standoff with a final agreement still remote.

August 25, 2020

North Korea Comes to Terms With Internal and External Challenges

By Ankit Panda
North Korea, like much of the world, is looking forward to 2021.

August 22, 2020

Esper Heads to the Pacific: What’s on the Agenda?

By Ankit Panda
In Guam, Esper will meet with his Japanese counterpart.

August 15, 2020

Is the Time Right for Japan to Become Five Eyes’ ‘Sixth Eye’?

By Ankit Panda
Tokyo has wanted into the exclusive multilateral intelligence-sharing club for some time.
August 13, 2020

Patents for Power: Defense Technology and Intellectual Property Law

By Ankit Panda
Robert Farley discusses the intersection of defense technology and intellectual property law.

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