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Brahma Chellaney

Brahma Chellaney

Writing for PS since 2009
175 commentaries
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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. Is the Quad Becoming a Potemkin Alliance?
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    Is the Quad Becoming a Potemkin Alliance?

    May 22, 2024 Brahma Chellaney fears that US President Joe Biden’s conciliatory approach toward China is undermining Indo-Pacific security.

  2. The West Is Hastening Its Own Decline
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    The West Is Hastening Its Own Decline

    Apr 24, 2024 Brahma Chellaney argues that the unprecedented US and European sanctions against Russia are backfiring.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

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    The Sino-American Trade War Benefits China’s Competitors

    Arvind Subramanian warns that escalating protectionism, while dangerous, could end up helping developing countries like India.
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    Is the Quad Becoming a Potemkin Alliance?

    Brahma Chellaney fears that US President Joe Biden’s conciliatory approach toward China is undermining Indo-Pacific security.
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    The High Costs of the New US Tariffs on Chinese EVs

    Pinelopi Koujianou Goldberg

    Every time one set of protectionist measures against China disappoints, the United States escalates its economic war in the hope that additional restrictions will prove more effective. Yet by slapping massive tariffs on Chinese electric vehicles, America has laid bare its own hypocrisy and economic vulnerabilities.

    laments the Biden administration's embrace of costly, futile efforts to outcompete low-cost rivals.
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    How G7 Leaders Can Unlock Financing for Africa

    William Ruto

    With many African countries trapped in perpetual cycles of debt, financing investment in sustainable development has become increasingly difficult, if not impossible. The situation demands that wealthy countries step up and offer debt relief and cancellation, in addition to more concessional and long-term financing.

    urges wealthy countries to help bring the global financial system into line with the developing world's needs.
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    The Threat of Trumpflation and a Fed War

    J. Bradford DeLong thinks monetary hawks should be more worried about the return of a populist demagogue to the White House.
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    Is China Too Old to Get Rich?

    Yi Fuxian explains why the country’s rising median age is at the root of its current malaise.
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    The Dangerous Retreat into Protectionism

    Carl Bildt warns that nothing good will come from a more deeply fragmented global economy.
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    The Case for Ukraine’s NATO Accession

    Yuriy Gorodnichenko & Ilona Sologoub explain why giving in to the Kremlin’s nuclear blackmail could push the alliance into a death spiral.
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    Don’t Believe the AI Hype

    Daron Acemoglu finds nothing to support widely cited assessments of the technology’s near-term potential.

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