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Brahma Chellaney

Brahma Chellaney

Writing for PS since 2009
172 commentaries
1 videos & podcasts

Brahma Chellaney, Professor Emeritus of Strategic Studies at the New Delhi-based Center for Policy Research and Fellow at the Robert Bosch Academy in Berlin, is the author of nine books, including Water: Asia’s New Battleground (Georgetown University Press, 2011), for which he won the 2012 Asia Society Bernard Schwartz Book Award.

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  1. The Coming Taiwan Crisis
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    The Coming Taiwan Crisis

    Feb 7, 2024 Brahma Chellaney worries that the island’s subjugation will be gradual, with no US-led response coming until it is too late.

  2. A World on Edge in 2024
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    A World on Edge in 2024

    Jan 16, 2024 Brahma Chellaney foresees a major geopolitical reconfiguration shaped significantly by upcoming elections around the world.

  3. Biden’s Flawed Myanmar Policy
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    Biden’s Flawed Myanmar Policy

    Dec 18, 2023 Brahma Chellaney thinks America’s uncompromisingly punitive approach to the country’s military junta is counterproductive.

  4. The Wars of the New World Order
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    The Wars of the New World Order

    Nov 10, 2023 Brahma Chellaney examines the forces and trends that are driving a global geopolitical reckoning.

  5. The Roots of the India-Canada Clash
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    The Roots of the India-Canada Clash

    Oct 5, 2023 Brahma Chellaney criticizes Prime Minister Justin Trudeau for failing to rein in militant Sikh separatism.

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    Carbon Credits Hold the Key to Combating Deforestation

    Roselyn Fosuah Adjei explains how nature-based offsets could help reduce emissions and benefit local communities.
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    Alexei Navalny Did Not Die for Nothing

    Ian Buruma

    The Russian opposition leader faced a dilemma that all dissenters in authoritarian states must grapple with: live in exile and fade into obscurity, or confront an oppressive regime and risk imprisonment and torture. Navalny’s choice – and the price he paid for making it – will inspire dissidents for generations to come.

    highlights the crucial role of political martyrs in inspiring resistance to oppressive regimes.
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    The Submergence of Emerging Markets

    Andrés Velasco worries that major middle-income economies are facing a prolonged slowdown, jeopardizing global convergence.
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    How AI Could Reshape Medicine

    Junaid Nabi highlights the new technology’s potential to transform how we diagnose, treat, and prevent diseases.
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    Making Bretton Woods Work for Africa

    Hippolyte Fofack envisions a reformed global financial architecture that provides equal access to long-term patient capital.
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    Making Sense of Society

    Michael Spence considers why a healthy civil society is crucial to good governance and inclusive prosperity.
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    Shock Therapy Killed Navalny

    Antara Haldar argues that while Vladimir Putin bears responsibility, so do the economic policies that put him in power.
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    Putin’s Silk Road Around Sanctions

    Robin Brooks & Simon Johnson urge Europe and the G7 to stop the re-export of Western goods to Russia from Central Asia and the Caucasus.
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    To Fight Climate Change, End Fossil-Fuel Subsidies

    Günther Thallinger & Ludovic Subran urge policymakers to recognize the true costs of a policy that harms the planet and does not help the poor.

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