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Jagannath Panda

Jagannath Panda

Dr. Jagannath Panda is the head of the Stockholm Center for South Asian and Indo-Pacific Affairs (SCSA-IPA); and a professor at the Department of Regional and Global Studies at the University of Warsaw.

Prof. Jagannath Panda is the head of the Stockholm Center for South Asian and Indo-Pacific Affairs (SCSA-IPA) at the Institute for Security and Development Policy. He is also the executive editor for ISDP. In addition to his primary appointment at ISDP, Dr. Panda is a professor at the Department of Regional and Global Studies at the University of Warsaw. He is also the director for Europe-Asia Research Cooperation at the Yokosuka Council on Asia-Pacific Studies (YCAPS) and a senior fellow at The Hague Centre for Strategic Studies (HCSS) in the Netherlands.

Panda has testified to the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission at the U.S. Congress on “China and South Asia.” As a senior expert on China, East Asia, and Indo-Pacific affairs, Panda’s current research focuses on India’s relations with major Indo-Pacific powers (China, Japan, South Korea, the EU), China-India Relations, China and NATO, and the EU in Indo-Pacific.

He is the series editor for Routledge Studies on Think Asia. Panda is a contributing editor for The National Interest (Washington DC) and an author at The Diplomat. He is an advisor to the Central European Institute of Asian Studies (CEIAS), and is also the member of the Editorial Board of various international journals such as the Journal of Asian Public Policy (JAPP: Routledge) and The Korean Journal of Defense Analysis (KIDA).


Posts by Jagannath Panda
July 06, 2024

Why the Himalayan Region Is Integral to a Rules-Based Order in the Indo-Pacific

By Jagannath Panda, Ryohei Kasai, and Eerishika Pankaj
Chinese militarization and expansionism in the Himalayas remains a perennial concern not just for India, but for the United States – and its Indo-Pacific allies and partners.

June 25, 2024

Japan: No Indo-Pacific Order Without International Order 

By Jagannath Panda, Julie Yu-Wen Chen, and Richard Ghiasy
Japan smartly places Indo-Pacific order under the aegis of international order, with a much more proactive and coordinative role for itself. 
May 18, 2024

Will China Succeed in Creating an Asian Security Order?

By Richard Ghiasy and Jagannath Panda
China’s vision for the Asian security order has a strong emphasis on cooperative security, but Beijing, despite new initiatives, is not quite sure how to make it happen.  

March 12, 2024

Sweden Joins NATO: Implications for the Indo-Pacific

By Jagannath Panda and Mahima Duggal
As NATO looks eastward with an eye on China, Sweden’s accession will also impact Indo-Pacific countries.

February 27, 2024

How Would India Respond in a Taiwan Contingency?

By Jagannath Panda
As bilateral ties strengthen, will India disrupt its ambiguous Taiwan policy?

February 02, 2024

Can India Leverage Taiwan’s Lai Moment?

By Jagannath Panda
Political continuity should encourage New Delhi to continue its gradual movement toward embracing Taiwan as a separate democratic entity, even without formal relations.
January 27, 2023

Where Is India in South Korea’s New Indo-Pacific Strategy?

By Jagannath Panda and Choong Yong Ahn
Seoul’s Indo-Pacific strategy converges with India’s outlook of the region, while sharing a common vision that goes beyond great power politics.

January 16, 2023

South Korea’s Indo-Pacific Strategy: Quest for Clarity and Global Leadership

By Jagannath Panda and Choong Yong Ahn
President Yoon Suk-yeol has consolidated his global vision for South Korea by embracing “strategic clarity” in the China-U.S. competition.

January 09, 2023

The Tawang Effect: Forecasting China-India Relations in 2023

By Jagannath Panda
Following the clash along their disputed border in December, there's little reason for optimism in China-India ties for the new year.

December 02, 2022

As G20 President, Can India Advance Its Multipolar Worldview?

By Jagannath Panda
India will use its chairmanship to address the need for better Global South representation in multilateral bodies and enhanced roles for middle powers.

September 24, 2022

India and the Kindleberger Trap: Multipolarity Amid the Taiwan Crisis  

By Jagannath Panda
Amid the China-U.S. competition, how can India (and other middle powers) ensure the provision of global public goods?
September 12, 2022

Will India and China Escape the Thucydides’ Trap?

By Jagannath Panda
A Taiwan Strait conflict could also spark a Sino-Indian war in the Himalayas.

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