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Brahma Chellaney

Professor

Brahma Chellaney, Professor of Strategic Studies at the New Delhi-based Center for Policy Research and Fellow at the Robert Bosch Academy in Berlin, is the author of nine books, including ‘Asian Juggernaut’, ‘Water: Asia’s New Battleground’ and ‘Water, Peace and War: Confronting the Global Water Crisis’.

Brahma Chellaney
18 Dec 2018

South China Sea grab

China has turned its contrived historical claims to the South China Sea into reality, despite a 2016 international tribunal's invalidating those claims.

18 Dec 2018 2
South China Sea grab
26 Oct 2018

America's China fantasy

Even if it is too late to force China to respect international rules and human rights, it is never too soon to end China's damaging free ride.

26 Oct 2018 1
1 Oct 2018

Belt and Road buckles

Mr Xi has chosen to pursue an unabashedly aggressive strategy that has many asking whether China is emerging as a new kind of imperialist power.

1 Oct 2018 5
27 Aug 2018

The Chinalayas

In the shadows of Everest, China is turning rivers into lakes and canals, creating a global environmental threat by major stripping of Himalayan resources.

27 Aug 2018 3
The Chinalayas
25 May 2018

A Trump-Xi world

Mr Trump's 'America First' and Mr Xi's 'Chinese Dream' are built on the common foundation that they have total latitude to do what's in their own interest.

25 May 2018
A Trump-Xi world
27 Dec 2017

Chinese form of imperialism

In the latest Chinese clampdown on a lender, Beijing has forced Sri Lanka to hand over full control of a major port because it couldn't pay back the loan.

27 Dec 2017 1
Chinese form of imperialism
13 Oct 2017

Asia's water wars

By seizing control over water - vital to millions of lives and livelihoods - China can hold another country hostage without firing a single shot.

13 Oct 2017
Asia's water wars
31 Jul 2017

Trade as a weapon

China may deny mixing business with politics, but it uses trade extensively to punish countries that refuse to toe Beijing's line.

31 Jul 2017 1
29 May 2017

Imperial overreach

President Xi Jinping's 'Chinese dream' is becoming a world power by 2049, but he may be biting off more than he can chew.

29 May 2017 1
Imperial overreach
5 Dec 2016

A water war in Asia?

Tensions over water are rising in Asia -- and not only because of conflicting maritime claims. While territorial disputes, such as in the South China Sea, attract the most attention -- after all, they threaten safety and freedom of navigation, which affects outside powers as well -- the strategic ramifications of competition over transnationally shared freshwater resources are just as ominous.

5 Dec 2016