China's territorial claims in the Himalayan region leave none of its neighbors safe.
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:
With his excessive personalization of policy and stubborn strategic naivete, Modi has shown himself not as the diplomatically deft strongman he purports to be.
Beijing's response to pandemic-related criticism has undermined the country's interests.
Beijing's refusal to allow a probe into the origin and spread of the new coronavirus is fueling suspicion and animosity.
The WHO director-general should be taken to task for his deference to China throughout the COVID-19 crisis.
The only way to contain the threat from extremists during the pandemic is to discredit their insidious ideologies.
The geostrategic fallout from the COVID-19 crisis will likely hold major implications for Japan.
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.