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Brahma Chellaney

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:

/ Sep 4, 2013

Dicey dalliances with Islamists

In the Middle East, the U.S. has myopically embraced Sunni rulers steeped in religious and political bigotry, even though they pose a threat to freedom and secularism.

/ Aug 28, 2013

Obama's great Asian dawdle

The U.S. has sent out a contradictory message: It takes a hands-off approach to the Senkaku territorial dispute yet it scowls at Japan's interest in acquiring offensive capability to deter aggression.

/ Aug 6, 2013

Japan's security dilemma

Chinese military planners have probably calculated that the U.S. is unlikely to threaten to devastate China in a Sino-Japanese conflict confined to the East China Sea.

/ Jul 25, 2013

China's salami-slice strategy

Beijing's strategy to change the territorial and maritime status quo seems anchored in "salami slicing," which centers on a steady progression of small actions.

/ May 11, 2013

China's land grab in India

Stoking tensions with Japan and the Philippines over ownership of island groups has not prevented China from staging a military incursion into India-controlled territory.