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.

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

24 Nov 2019 - 10:05PM
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.

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
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.

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

27 May 2019 - 10:48PM
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.
  • 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
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.

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

19 Aug 2018 - 10:03PM
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9 Apr 2013 - 6:05AM
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.

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