Research Interest: International Relations, International Security, Strategic Affairs, China, and Asia.
Country of Interest: United States, China.
Anu Anwar is a Fellow at the Faculty of Arts and Sciences and an Associate in Research at the John K. Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies, Harvard University. He is also a Visiting Scholar at the Edwin O. Reischauer Center for East Asian Studies, Asia 21 fellow at the Asia Society, and a Young Leader Fellow at the Pacific Forum. His research project explores the geopolitical implications of the ‘Belt and Road Initiative’ and ‘Free and Open Indo-Pacific Strategy’ in the Indo-Pacific region.
Before joining Harvard, Mr. Anwar worked as a Research Fellow at the U.S. Department of Defense’s Institute—Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies. He was also an Affiliate Scholar at East-West Center, a Visiting Scholar at the University of Tokyo and Kobe Gakuin University, Japan. Besides academic journals, his work has appeared in 'Foreign Policy', 'War on the Rocks', ‘East Asia Forum,’ ‘The Diplomat,’ ‘South China Morning Post,’ ‘Harvard Kennedy School Review,’ ‘Lowy Interpreter,’ 'Asia Times' among other publications. Mr. Anwar was educated at Tsinghua University, University of Geneva, University of Dhaka, and currently pursuing Ph.D. in International Relations at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies.
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 Chinese, Hindi, and Bengali.