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Introducing Blunt Reentry
A regular newsletter on nuclear weapons, Asia, missiles, and more.
Blunt Reentry is a new newsletter written by me, Ankit Panda. I’m currently the Stanton senior fellow at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. I’ve spent nearly the last decade writing widely on geopolitics, international security, and nuclear issues, with a focus on the Asia-Pacific region. My work now focuses largely on nuclear strategy, arms control, missile defense, nonproliferation, emerging technologies, and U.S. extended deterrence. My writing has appeared in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, the Washington Post, Foreign Affairs, The Diplomat, and elsewhere.
By July 2020, I’d published more than 2,500 articles of varying length. That month, I left behind a career in journalism to focus exclusively on policy research and analysis. The lull in my publishing volume since hasn’t quite felt right and this newsletter is designed to rectify that. I want Blunt Reentry to serve as a forum for sharing notes, findings, and arcana from my ongoing research. Beyond that, coverage here will range from Asian geopolitics to seriously wonky nuclear and defense policy matters (as the newsletter’s name might suggest) to American politics and more. I’ll also, when appropriate, aggregate articles from elsewhere that I think you should be reading. Subscribers, in the meantime, can expect prompt analysis on events related to my interests in the news—much akin to the emails I’d normally share with close friends and colleagues.
You can read more about me and this newsletter here. And, if you didn’t hear about Blunt Reentry there, you can follow me on Twitter at @nktpnd. Many of the ideas that I’ll flesh out here may germinate on Twitter.
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