The CCP's continued reliance on brute power to keep China's citizens in line could eventually leave it on the ash heap of history.
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:
Modi's landslide win will help cement Asia's fastest growing relationship.
The plastic waste scourge is seriously imperiling the world's environmental well-being, including contaminating our freshwater and food chain.
The region's leaders must address the problem at its source or prepare for more bloodshed.
Xi Jinping's repression of Muslim minorities may not lead to international action against China. But it will almost certainly spawn a new generation of Islamist terrorists, compounding China's internal security challenges.
The Pakistani military needs to be brought to heel so that Pakistan becomes a stable, prospering country in the interest of its people and the wider region.
By abandoning Afghanistan, the Trump administration is repeating one of the worst foreign policy mistakes of the past few decades.
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.