US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo attends a joint press conference with Kazakh Foreign Minister Mukhtar Tleuberdi in Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan, on February 2. Photo: EPA-EFE US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo attends a joint press conference with Kazakh Foreign Minister Mukhtar Tleuberdi in Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan, on February 2. Photo: EPA-EFE
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo attends a joint press conference with Kazakh Foreign Minister Mukhtar Tleuberdi in Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan, on February 2. Photo: EPA-EFE
Jacob Mardell
Opinion

Opinion

The View by Jacob Mardell

The US is all talk when trying to compete with Chinese investment in Central Asia and elsewhere

  • Just as Central Asia’s dependence on China is an unfortunate reality, so is the participation of Huawei in Britain’s 5G network. Washington’s failure to acknowledge basic realities was on show during the US secretary of state’s recent tour

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo attends a joint press conference with Kazakh Foreign Minister Mukhtar Tleuberdi in Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan, on February 2. Photo: EPA-EFE US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo attends a joint press conference with Kazakh Foreign Minister Mukhtar Tleuberdi in Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan, on February 2. Photo: EPA-EFE
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo attends a joint press conference with Kazakh Foreign Minister Mukhtar Tleuberdi in Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan, on February 2. Photo: EPA-EFE
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Jacob Mardell

Jacob Mardell

Jacob Mardell is an analyst at the Mercator Institute for China Studies.