By abandoning Afghanistan, the Trump administration is repeating one of the worst foreign policy mistakes of the past few decades.
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:
The boundary between historical fact and fiction is more porous than students of history might think.
China's open disregard of international rules and its penchant for bullying explain why it essentially remains a friendless power.
Whatever the motivation, connecting with remote tribes with the rest of the world would amount to a death sentence for them.
Deng's refusal to truly liberalize China has imposed enduring costs on the country, which increasingly bends reality to the illusions that it propagates.
In the last five years, China has turned its contrived historical claims to the South China Sea into reality and gained strategic depth.
Canada would do well to remember that deference to Beijing invites bullying, while standing up to it draws respect.
While deference usually invites bullying, standing up to China draws respect and a readiness to negotiate and make concessions.
The deepening relationship between Japan and India serves the goal of forestalling the emergence of a China-centric Asia.
the Abe-Modi summit offers an opportunity to discuss how the Tokyo-New Delhi duet can contribute to the larger U.S.-initiated effort to build strategic equilibrium, power stability and maritime security in the Indo-Pacific.