Joe Biden’s approach entails effectively admitting that a terrorist militia has defeated the world’s most powerful military, and then handing Afghanistan back to that militia.
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:
Giant dams damage ecosystems, drive freshwater species to extinction, cause deltas to retreat and often emit more greenhouse gases than fossil-fuel power plants.
The WHO first learned of the COVID-19 outbreak from Taiwan, news articles, a public bulletin and from an automated alert system that scans the internet for mentions of unexplained pneumonia.
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.
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.