Prof. Rajaram Panda is currently Senior Fellow at the Nehru Memorial Museum and Library, New Delhi. Earlier, he was Senior Fellow, IDSA, ICCR Chair Professor at Reitaku University, and Lok Sabha Research Fellow, Parliament of India. He is also Member of the Governing Council, Indian Council of World Affairs, and the Centre for Security and Strategic Studies, both in New Delhi. He had also long stints at the Japan Foundation New Delhi

Contributions 
Crafting China Policy Kishida’s Biggest Challenge After the election of Fumio Kishida as the leader of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) on 29 September Kishida’s likely domestic and foreign policies shall come under scrutiny by Japan watchers and analysts. At the domestic level, both th...

Taiwan and China Tussle over Joining CPTPP Taiwan filed an official application on 22 September 2021 to join the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) trade group amid concerns of opposition from China. Taiwan’s application came about a week after Bei...

Japan shall have a new Prime Minister in Fumio Kishida Japan’s ruling Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) picked its new leader in a poll on 29 September who shall be sworn in as Japan’s 100th Prime Minister when Parliament convenes on 4 October. Since the LDP has a majority in both the Lower and Upper Ho...

Significance of Nobuo Kishi’s Vietnam Visit in the Indo-Pacific In recent times, Vietnam has emerged as the darling of the world. Many important countries such as the US, Japan, India and many European countries are making special efforts to court Vietnam. Why is there this sudden recognition of Vietnam and why d...

Floodgates Open in Japanese Politics after Suga’s Exit In a surprise announcement on 3 September, days after Tokyo Olympics 2020 ended, Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga announced that he will not run in the upcoming Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) presidential election scheduled for 29 September. This means ...

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