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 
Second India-Japan 2+2 Dialogue: Major Take Away India and Japan held the second 2+2 Foreign and Defence Ministerial meeting in Tokyo on 8 September 2022. The meeting took place more than five months after Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida visited India for the annual India-Japan summit. This y...

Tensions in Taiwan Strait must not be Allowed to Develop into a Regional/Global Crisis – Part II In the context of understanding the developments in the Taiwan Strait, two aspects need to be highlighted as a spillover of Taiwan-China spat: fresh US arms sales to Taiwan and increase in defence expenditure of Taiwan by almost 14 per cent. First...

Tensions in Taiwan Strait must not be Allowed to Develop into a Regional/Global Crisis – Part I The island nation of Taiwan is caught in the cross-fire between the US-China spat and navigating through turbulent waters after Beijing almost violently reacted by firing missiles into the Taiwanese waters in response to the US Speaker Nancy Pelosi...

Russia questions Switzerland’s Policy of Neutrality The Ukraine crisis has dramatically altered how nation states view their foreign policies and conduct relations with other nations. For most part of the post-War years when the world was divided into two camps on ideological grounds each lead by the ...

Kishida Needs to Explain Japan’s Nuclear Future – Part II Prime Minister Fumio Kishida’s tasks are cut out. He has to navigate between his anti-nuclear position as a native of Hiroshima and adopting a pragmatic approach on the country’s security. When he addressed the NPT Review Conference in New York, ...

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