Brahma Chellaney

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Opinion | China’s dam-building programme must take neighbours into account

Since China began damming the Mekong, droughts have become more frequent and intense in downriver countries.

24 Nov 2019 - 10:05PM

Since China began damming the Mekong, droughts have become more frequent and intense in downriver countries.

China’s dam-building programme must take neighbours into account
Opinion | China, India, Pakistan: who’s really pulling the strings in Jammu and Kashmir?

The threat of a nuclear conflict between Islamabad and New Delhi might have made global headlines, but Beijing is right at the heart of the territorial dispute in the Himalayan region, Brahma Chellaney writes.

29 Sep 2019 - 8:30PM

The threat of a nuclear conflict between Islamabad and New Delhi might have made global headlines, but Beijing is right at the heart of the territorial dispute in the Himalayan region, Brahma Chellaney writes.

China, India, Pakistan: who’s really pulling the strings in Jammu and Kashmir?
Opinion | No time to waste in saving the world’s rivers from drying up – especially in China

Brahma Chellaney writes that damming and overuse of water resources are causing major waterways to run dry.

27 May 2019 - 10:48PM

Brahma Chellaney writes that damming and overuse of water resources are causing major waterways to run dry.

No time to waste in saving the world’s rivers from drying up – especially in China
Opinion | Why playing by the rules is the pathway to peace and security in the Indo-Pacific region
  • Brahman Chellaney writes that progress on building a rules-based Indo-Pacific order is linked to addressing the regional imperative for strategic balance.
19 Nov 2018 - 11:47AM
  • Brahman Chellaney writes that progress on building a rules-based Indo-Pacific order is linked to addressing the regional imperative for strategic balance.
Why playing by the rules is the pathway to peace and security in the Indo-Pacific region
Divided Asean spins its wheels as great powers become back-seat drivers in Southeast Asia

Brahma Chellaney says recent multilateral discussions in Singapore did little to advance preventive diplomacy or conflict resolution.

19 Aug 2018 - 10:03PM

Brahma Chellaney says recent multilateral discussions in Singapore did little to advance preventive diplomacy or conflict resolution.

Divided Asean spins its wheels as great powers become back-seat drivers in Southeast Asia
Resource-hungry China is in overdrive as it wages water wars by stealth
To strike at the roots of radicalism, Europe must look beyond the burqa
Rise of the bottled water industry is a disaster for the environment and the world's poor
Sri Lanka grapples with China's embrace
How we are slowly killing the planet with our love of meat
Fractious Asia risking conflict over resources
China's dam frenzy a threat to water security

As if to highlight that Asia's biggest challenge is managing the rise of an increasingly assertive China, Beijing has unveiled plans to build large new dams on major rivers flowing to other countries. The decision to ride roughshod over downstream countries' concerns shows that the main issue facing Asia is the need to persuade China's leaders to institutionalise co-operation with neighbours.

11 Mar 2013 - 3:16AM

As if to highlight that Asia's biggest challenge is managing the rise of an increasingly assertive China, Beijing has unveiled plans to build large new dams on major rivers flowing to other countries. The decision to ride roughshod over downstream countries' concerns shows that the main issue facing Asia is the need to persuade China's leaders to institutionalise co-operation with neighbours.

China's dam frenzy a threat to water security