The geostrategic fallout from the COVID-19 crisis will likely hold major implications for Japan.
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:
Only by loosening China's grip on global supply networks — beginning with the pharmaceutical sector — can the world be kept safe from the country's political pathologies.
The far-reaching shift that President Donald Trump has initiated in U.S. relations with China promises to reshape global geopolitics and trade.
International cooperation can save riparian systems, but first we must recognize the consequences of doing nothing.
U.S. President Donald Trump is perpetuating one of the United States' most self-defeating habits.
If democratic powers leverage their bilateral and trilateral partnerships to generate progress toward such a concert of democracies, the vision of a free and open Indo-Pacific may be achievable in the years ahead.
International law today is powerful against the powerless, and powerless against the powerful.
In Japan's view, India's participation in the RCEP is crucial to prevent it from becoming a China-led trade block.
A proliferation of upstream dams is beginning to impose costs across much of Asia.
The United States has allowed Chinese expansionism in Asia to continue virtually unimpeded.