US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo at the Indo-Pacific Business Forum in Washington. Photo: AFP US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo at the Indo-Pacific Business Forum in Washington. Photo: AFP
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo at the Indo-Pacific Business Forum in Washington. Photo: AFP
Ankit Panda
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How Mike Pompeo wrapped a bid to safeguard the Asia-Pacific’s status quo in an infrastructure investment plan

Ankit Panda writes that the US’ basket of investment funds and Belt and Road expenditures are not comparable given differing geoeconomical tool kits

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo at the Indo-Pacific Business Forum in Washington. Photo: AFP US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo at the Indo-Pacific Business Forum in Washington. Photo: AFP
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo at the Indo-Pacific Business Forum in Washington. Photo: AFP
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Ankit Panda

Ankit Panda

Ankit Panda is an Adjunct Senior Fellow in the Defense Posture Project at the Federation of American Scientists, a Senior Editor at The Diplomat, an online magazine on Asia-Pacific affairs, and a Contributing Editor at War on the Rocks. Panda is an award-winning writer and a frequently cited analyst on geopolitical and security issues in the Asia-Pacific. His writing has appeared in The Diplomat, The Atlantic, The Daily Beast, Politico Magazine, and War on the Rocks, among other publications.