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Brahma Chellaney



Water-smart energy choices

April 16, 2018 00:30 AM

True energy security is possible only in the context of resource, climate, and environmental sustainability. The global focus obscures these critical linkages

Imperial China

December 24, 2017 00:30 AM

Lanka’s experience illustrates that Chinese financing can shackle its “partner” countries.

China’s land grab

June 20, 2017 00:15 AM

China’s fast-growing trade surplus with India has increased President Xi’s territorial assertiveness

Blowback terror

June 11, 2017 00:15 AM

As the US and its allies continue to face terrorist blowback, one hopes Trump comes to his senses

OBOR overreach

May 29, 2017 00:15 AM

In terms of scale or scope, OBOR has no parallel in modern history. It is more than 12 times the size of the Marshall Plan

Asia’s American menace

April 27, 2017 00:30 AM

Trump’s actions have already strengthened Xi’s position though Trump probably didn’t realize it.

Trump’s China challenge

February 22, 2017 00:15 AM

By failing to provide strategic heft to his Asia pivot Obama left it unhinged

China’s debt-trap

January 25, 2017 00:15 AM

The heavier the debt burden on smaller countries, the greater China’s own leverage becomes

China’s dam problem

October 4, 2016 00:15 AM

With Suu Kyi committed to a neutral foreign policy, China’s days of sucking resources from Myanmar are over

Asia’s troubled water

April 25, 2016 00:00 AM

Asia must grow enough food to meet rising demand, but while reducing the amount of water that goes toward irrigation