Mr. Anu Anwar joined the Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies (DKI APCSS) in July 2019. His area of research interests covers Asian geopolitics, US-China strategic rivalry, Belt and Road Initiative, Free and Open Indo Pacific Strategy. Mr. Anwar also closely follow China’s engagement with South and Southeast Asian countries.
He is currently an Affiliate Scholar at East-West Center, Hawaii – where his research project highlights ‘The role of Belt and Road Initiative vs. Indo- Pacific Strategy for bridging the infrastructural deficit in South Asia.’ He is also a Visiting Scholar at the University of Tokyo’s Institute of Advanced Studies for Asia and Young Leader Fellow at the Pacific Forum. Prior to arriving at DKI APCSS, Mr. Anwar was working at Prime Minister’s Office in Bangladesh where he focused public sector innovation and good governance. He was also a Visiting Fellow at Kobe Gakuin University in Japan and a member of the Harvard Project for Asian and International Relations.
His work has appeared at ‘East Asia Forum,’ ‘The Diplomat,’ ‘South China Morning Post,’ ‘The Interpreter,’ ‘Issues and Insights,’’ among other publications. Mr. Anwar received two Masters Degrees from Tsinghua University and the University of Dhaka.
Mr. Anwar is an avid soccer player, reader and world traveler. He traveled around 50 countries, including experience of living and extensive traveling in China. He speaks English, Chinese, Hindi, and Bengali.