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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:
Japan undoubtedly faces hard choices. But accommodation with an unyielding China is simply not possible.
Aggression and expansionism obviously are not genetic traits, but they appear to be defining Chinese President Xi Jinping’s tenure.
In his most recent New Year’s speech, Chinese President Xi Jinping declared that 2020 would be “a milestone.” Xi was right, but not in the way he expected. Far from having “friends in every corner of the world,” as he boasted in his speech, ...
From the East and South China seas to the Himalayas and Central Asia, the region is becoming more volatile and unstable.
China's territorial claims in the Himalayan region leave none of its neighbors safe.
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.