Jagannath Panda

Dr. Jagannath Panda is the Head of the Stockholm Centre for South Asian and Indo-Pacific Affairs (SCSA-IPA) at the Institute for Security and Development Policy (ISDP), Sweden. He is also a Senior Fellow at The Hague Centre for Strategic Studies (HCSS) and Director for Europe-Asia Cooperation at the Yokosuka Council on Asia-Pacific Studies (YCAPS), Japan. He is also an adjunct professor at the Manipal Academy of Higher Education (MAHE) in India.

Dr. Panda has testified to the US-China Economic and Security Review Commission at the US Congress. He is an expert on Indo-Pacific and East Asian politics with a focus on China, Korea, and Japan.

Dr. Panda has a column titled “Asia’s Next Page” with Japan Forward, and is a keen follower of Chinese, Japanese and Korean affairs including Indo-Pacific power politics. He has been a Korea Foundation Fellow (2018) and Japan Foundation Fellow (2018). Dr. Panda has written for The National Interest, China Brief (Jamestown Foundation), The Diplomat, Nikkei Asia, 38 North (Stimson Centre), Asia Times, The Japan Times, The Diplomat, South Asian Voices (Stimson Centre), The Asan Forum, East Asia Forum, The NBAR, Responsible Statecraft, PacNet Commentary, Asia-Pacific Bulletin, The Independence (UK), The Strait Times (Singapore), The Hindu, The Indian Express, The Tribune and The Pioneer among many other international forums.

Among his most recent works, Dr. Panda is the co-editor of the volumes “United Nations, Indo-Pacific and Korean Peninsula” (Routledge: 2023), and “The Future of the Korean Peninsula Korea 2032 and Beyond” (Routledge: 2022). Dr. Panda is the author of the book India-China Relations (Routledge: 2017) and China’s Path to Power: Party, Military and the Politics of State Transition (IDSA & Pentagon Press: 2010). His other work includes Quad Plus and Indo-Pacific (Routledge: 2021); Scaling India-Japan Cooperation in Indo-Pacific and Beyond 2025 (KW Publishing Ltd. 2019), and The Korean Peninsula and Indo-Pacific Power Politics: Status Security at Stake (Routledge, 2020), India-Japan-ASEAN Triangularity (Routledge: 2022).