Western media have been filled with images of dead bodies and other graphic scenes that generally would not be shown following a similar disaster in a Western country.
Brahma Chellaney, a longstanding contributor to The Japan Times, is a geostrategist and the author of "Asian Juggernaut" (Harper, 2010) and "Water: Asia’s New Battlefield" (Georgetown University Press, 2011), which won the 2012 Bernard Schwartz Award. He is professor of strategic studies at the Center for Policy Research, New Delhi.
For Brahma Chellaney's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:
In stark contrast to China's loans, interest rates for Japan’s infrastructure loans to developing countries, for example, mostly run below half a percent.
China’s new border villages in the Himalayas are the equivalent of its artificially created islands in the South China Sea, whose map Xi’s regime has redrawn without firing a shot.
The surprise from the March 12 summit was that — unlike the past Quad foreign ministers’ meetings — it yielded a joint statement, which articulated a clear-eyed vision.
Crippling U.S.-led sanctions from the late 1980s paved the way for China to become Myanmar’s dominant trading partner and investor.
The contrast with President Donald Trump’s divisive, isolationist rhetoric could not be sharper. But adopting a different tone is easier than reversing America’s relative decline.
India is leveraging its manufacturing heft by embarking on humanitarian diplomacy — the supply of free vaccines to countries in its extended neighborhood.
China’s ability to pursue its geopolitical ambitions is diminishing rapidly. Nowhere is this more apparent than in its relations with India.
As long as the Communist Party of China remains in power, the country will most likely continue to wage stealthy water wars that no one can win.
Aiding China’s rise was the greatest mistake of U.S. foreign policy in the post-World War II period. The U.S. actively contributed to the rise of its most formidable competitor