Publications

2021
Anu Anwar and Michael Kugelman. 12/1/2021. “America Should Bet on Bangladesh.” Foreign Policy. Publisher's Version the_u.s._should_deepen_ties_with_bangladesh.pdf
Anu Anwar. 4/26/2021. “Bangladesh at 50: Navigating Strategic Survival.” War on the Rock . Publisher's Version warontherocks.com-bangladesh_at_50_navigating_strategic_survival.pdf
Anu Anwar. 3/8/2021. “US-China Trade War: The potential impact on Bangladesh.” In The China–US Trade War and South Asian Economies, 1st ed., 1: Pp. 124-136. London: Routledge. Publisher's VersionAbstract
The impending effect of the US–China trade war on supply chain dynamics and investment patterns could help Bangladesh to emerge as a potential winner from the conflict. Despite the different nature of trade, the US and China both have been stable trading partners to Bangladesh for decades. While China is Bangladesh’s top import partner, the United States is the second-largest destination for Bangladesh’s exports. Bangladesh could gain benefit from both countries but in different ways. This chapter attempts to explore how Bangladesh can take advantage of the trade war. It further investigates the sectors that are well placed in Bangladesh’s economy to accrue the benefit.
2020
Anu Anwar. 9/20/2020. “South Asia and China’s Belt and Road Initiative: Security Implications and Ways Forward.” In Hindsight, Insight, and Foresight: Thinking About Security in the Indo-Pacific, 1st ed., 1: Pp. 161-178. Honolulu: DKI Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies. Publisher's VersionAbstract
Nowhere is China’s Belt and Road Initiative pose more apparent security challenges than in South Asia. The importance of this geographic space is self-evident as China considers this subregion as BRI’s priority theater. South Asia is where the continental ‘belt’ meets the maritime ‘road’ and connects three continents – Europe, Africa, and Asia – via land and the Indian Ocean. Having a foothold in South Asia via connectivity, China could reduce its dependency on vulnerable Malacca Strait by constructing alternative overland routes to ensure its access to the Indian Ocean and secure energy supply. Nevertheless, it is also where BRI poses a whole gamut of serious security challenges, from traditional conflicts centered on territorial and border disputes, to potential naval competition with India, to nontraditional religious insurgencies, to environmental unsustainability and corruption. China’s growing influence in the Indian Ocean Region (IOR) challenging India dominating regional security architecture – where smaller countries tend to tilt towards China as it comes with easy-cash and lucrative investment potentials. In addition to the possibility of dual-use (civil-military) of China build ports from Pakistan to Myanmar, the potential for the U.S. and India of losing their strategic edge in the IOR to an expanded Chinese naval presence looms large. Viewing BRI as an essential element of China’s grand strategy that can reshape this sub-regional security architecture in China’s favor, U.S. should boost its partnership with regional states, with India at the core and a comprehensive U.S. strategy blurs the traditional economic and security faults, not unlike BRI itself.
Anu Anwar and Jason Hung. 5/30/2020. “How Xi's Regime against Humanity Puts Beijing's Soft Power at Stake.” International Affairs Review. Publisher's Version
Anu Anwar. 4/8/2020. “Tackling COVID-19: Success or Failure of China’s Governance? .” RSIS Commentary NTU (No. 066). Publisher's Version
2019
Anu Anwar. 11/7/2019. “How the US should respond to Xi’s assertive China?” Harvard Kennedy School Review . Publisher's Version
Anu Anwar. 11/1/2019. “Belt and Road Initiative: What is it in for China?” East-West Center WIRE. Publisher's Version
Anu Anwar. 10/30/2019. “Belt and Road Initiative: Why China Pursues It.” RSIS Commentary NTU (No. 218). Publisher's Version
Anu Anwar. 9/19/2019. “How Chia is using tourist to realize its geopolitical goals?” East Asia Forum . Publisher's Version
Anu Anwar. 9/10/2019. “Why the US and its allies should keep ASEAN at the center?” Lowy's Interpreter . Publisher's Version
Anu Anwar Kavi & Chongkittavorn. 9/3/2019. “Strengthening US Relation with ASEAN: A Critical Element of the US Indo-Pacific Strategy.” East-West Center WIRE. Publisher's Version
Anu Anwar. 7/12/2019. “How Bangladesh is Benefiting from the China-India Rivalry.” The Diplomat . Publisher's Version
Anu Anwar. 7/2/2019. “China’s Growing Engagement in South Asia: Challenges for the USA.” Pacific Forum's Issue & Insight , 19, WP6. Publisher's Version
Anu Anwar. 6/19/2019. “What does Bangladesh Gains from the US-China Trade War?” The Daily Star . Publisher's Version
Anu Anwar. 6/14/2019. “Is Bangladesh Winning in the USA-China Trade War?” The Diplomat . Publisher's Version
Anu Anwar. 3/4/2019. “Belt and Road Initiative and South Asian Geopolitics: Bangladesh Factor.” Asia Times . Publisher's Version
Anu Anwar. 1/14/2019. “How Belt and Road Initiative poses risks to 21st-century geopolitical landscape.” Asia Times . Publisher's Version

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