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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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October 03, 2023

The Putin-Kim Summit: What’s Driving North Korea and Russia Together?

By Ankit Panda and Catherine Putz
What do the two leaders stand to gain from each other?
September 14, 2023

The US and Vietnam Upgrade Their Relationship: Drivers and Consequences

By Ankit Panda
What's pushing the United States and Vietnam toward each other?

August 26, 2023

The Camp David US-Japan-South Korea Trilateral Meeting

By Ankit Panda and Catherine Putz
What is driving the United States, Japan, and South Korea together, and is it sustainable?

July 29, 2023

What’s Driving US-Japan-South Korea Trilateral Cooperation in 2023?

By Ankit Panda and Catherine Putz
Amid shifting regional geopolitics, the US and its two regional treaty allies grow closer.

July 22, 2023

Central Asia Update: US Sanctions on Kyrgyz Firms, and the Wagner Rebellion

By Ankit Panda and Catherine Putz
The U.S. sanctioned Kyrgyz firms for bypassing sanctions on Russia. What are the implications?
July 11, 2023

Modi Comes to Washington: Geopolitics and the Drivers of the US-India Relationship

By Ankit Panda and Catherine Putz
What drives the convergence between U.S. and India today?

June 08, 2023

The Shangri-La Dialogue Hits 20 Years With US-China Tensions at the Center

By Catherine Putz and Ankit Panda
What does the 2023 Shangri-La Dialogue tell us about Asian geopolitics?
May 23, 2023

Takeaways From the 2023 Hiroshima G7 Summit

By Ankit Panda and Catherine Putz
What happened at the 2023 G-7 Summit in Hiroshima, Japan?

May 20, 2023

A New China-Central Asia ‘Blueprint’?

By Ankit Panda and Catherine Putz
What's driving China's outreach to Central Asia in 2023?

April 29, 2023

The Washington Declaration and the US-South Korea Alliance

By Ankit Panda and Catherine Putz
Can the alliance adapt to changing realities?

April 14, 2023

Turbulence in the Taiwan Strait: The New Normal

By Ankit Panda and Catherine Putz
Another high-level U.S.-Taiwan meeting causes turbulence in the Taiwan Strait.
March 24, 2023

The AUKUS Partners Explain Their Phased Approach. What Are the Risks?

By Ankit Panda and Catherine Putz
The three partners have explained how the submarine cooperation initiative will move ahead. What are the risks?

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