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Brahma Chellaney

Brahma Chellaney

Writing for PS since 2009
173 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 South China Sea Could Boil Over
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    The South China Sea Could Boil Over

    Mar 20, 2024 Brahma Chellaney blames successive US administrations for enabling Chinese President Xi Jinping's aggressive expansionism.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

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    The Gaza War Goes Global

    Joschka Fischer considers the implications of Iran’s unprecedented decision to launch a direct strike on Israeli territory.
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    Gender-Neutral Fintech Isn’t Working for Women

    Emmanuel Nyirinkindi & Jessica Schnabel show that the industry is not fully delivering on its promise to accelerate financial inclusion.
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    The Urgency of Palestinian Statehood

    Gareth Evans explains why formal international recognition is crucial to ending the intolerable status quo.
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    Quality Journalism Is More Important than Ever

    Anya Schiffrin, et al. explain how policymakers can support rigorous, objective reporting, just as they provide other public goods.
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    Is India’s Economy Overhyped?

    Shang-Jin Wei argues that the country’s rapid development, while undeniable, conceals deeper structural problems.
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    Negotiating a Bigger, Better World Bank

    Michael Krake & Wempi Saputra explain how a new framework will nudge countries to invest in projects that deliver global public goods.
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    The Ozone Layer’s Recovery Shows How to Protect the Planet

    Robert Redford & Xiye Bastida highlight the critical role of international cooperation in preserving the planet’s habitability.
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    The Middle East Needs a Ceasefire Now

    Daoud Kuttab explains why the latest escalation could lead to a truce instead of an all-out military showdown.
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    Overcoming the Development-Project Implementation Gap

    Jorge Moreira da Silva highlights ways to strengthen the International Development Association’s already-powerful impact.

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