All stories by Dr Rajaram Panda
Is Xi Losing Control Over Power?Rediff.com19 Sep 2023
Two of Xi Jinping's chosen officials have disappeared from view, an indication of turmoil in Xi's government, months after he installed a collection of loyalist leaders in his cabinet, observes Dr Rajaram Panda.
Controversy over Abe's State FuneralRediff.com26 Sep 2022
The impact of Shinzo Abe's towering personality is such that even in death, Abe remains a polarising figure, asserts Dr Rajaram Panda.
'No bargaining over our nuclear weapons'Rediff.com12 Sep 2022
Kim Jong-un declared he would never surrender North Korea's nuclear weapons weapons even if his country faced 100 years of sanctions. Dr Rajaram Panda explains Pyongyang's new nuclear doctrine that makes the world a much more dangerous place.
Abe Murder: Disgruntled Killer Or Conspiracy?Rediff.com11 Jul 2022
It is for the investigating agencies to probe all aspects of the assassination, including a possible Chinese hand, or if the killer was just a disgruntled element who acted on his own and wanted to earn some dark space in history like Nathuram Godse or Lee Harvey Oswald, notes Japan expert Rajaram Panda.
What To Expect from Modi-Kishida SummitRediff.com19 Mar 2022
China, the Ukraine crisis and Quad will dominate the discussions, observes Dr Rajaram Panda.
Will Japan Get Its First Lady PM?Rediff.com28 Sep 2021
Two women are in contention to become prime minister for the first time in Japan's history -- a potential turning point for a country that ranks below Saudi Arabia in terms of female political representation, points out Rajaram Panda.
CANCEL Tokyo Olympics!Rediff.com28 May 2021
As an admirer of Japan for close to half a century, I care for Japan and expect Suga to respect the sentiment of his people and cancel the Olympics without further delay, says Rajaram Panda.
10 Years On, Lessons from FukushimaRediff.com11 Mar 2021
'The lessons learnt from the triple disaster have put Japan's energy future On the right path,' notes Dr Rajaram Panda.
India's vaccine diplomacy with the MaldivesRediff.com25 Feb 2021
COVID-19 has emerged as an important form of diplomatic currency around the world as nations try to showcase their soft power gains. In this race, India has an edge as India is already a pharmaceutical giant having produced some 60 per cent of global vaccines and now justly seeking to strengthen ties and expand its influence in its neighbourhood and beyond, observes Dr Rajaram Panda.
Myanmar: India's choices are limitedRediff.com17 Feb 2021
India cannot afford to adopt any coercive measures against the military even if it disapproves the military takeover, notes Dr Rajaram Panda.
What will Kim Jong Un do next?Rediff.com29 Jan 2021
Kim did not rule out diplomacy with the Biden administration despite that Pyongyang called Biden a 'rabid dog' after Biden labelled Kim a 'thug'.
China is the dragon in ASEAN roomRediff.com18 Nov 2020
Had India agreed to join the trade pact, Indian markets would have been flooded with cheap Chinese products.
Lame duck Pompeo wants to shape US foreign policyRediff.com14 Nov 2020
China remains the elephant in the room and has to be tamed, which the United States alone is unable to do and therefore calls allies to come on board.
Why US must worry about Kim's 'monster missile'Rediff.com13 Oct 2020
The new missile could deliver 2,000 to 3,500 kilograms of payload to any point in the continental US, notes Rajaram Panda.
With China in mind, Abe departs with military pact with IndiaRediff.com12 Sep 2020
With the signing of the pact, the Quad grouping of India, Japan, Australia and the US is set to gain more heft now, notes Dr Rajaram Panda.
Abe Shinzo: A giant departs Japanese politicsRediff.com29 Aug 2020
'There shall be no change in India-Japan ties,' predicts Rajaram Panda.
China, Iran cosy up: India is the loserRediff.com18 Jul 2020
Iran's decision to keep India out and welcome China to the scene is a huge strategic setback for India, observes Dr Rajaram Panda.
India-Japan aim to curtail China's maritime footprintRediff.com4 Jul 2020
The India-Japan joint naval exercises are a strategic signal for China, observes Dr Rajaram Panda.
India, Pakistan clash over terror at SCO meetRediff.com17 May 2020
'Terrorism continues to be the overwhelming threat to security and stability in the SCO region and therefore Dr Jaishankar strongly pitched for 'collective action',' observes Dr Rajaram Panda.
Kim is alive, but is he well enough to rule North Korea?Rediff.com4 May 2020
'What if Kim is alive as the latest reappearance suggests, but unable to rule?' 'Will his sister be installed as the leader to continue with the Kims's hereditary dynasty that began with the present ruler's grandfather?' asks Dr Rajaram Panda.