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Brahma Chellaney

Brahma Chellaney

Writing for PS since 2009
159 commentaries
1 videos & podcasts


Brahma Chellaney, Professor 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 Water, Peace, and War: Confronting the Global Water Crisis (Rowman & Littlefield, 2013).

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  1. The Limits of Japan’s Military Awakening
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    The Limits of Japan’s Military Awakening

    Jan 12, 2023 Brahma Chellaney urges the country to take a proactive approach to countering China’s hybrid warfare.

  2. Europe’s Russia Sanctions Are a Shot to the Foot
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    Europe’s Russia Sanctions Are a Shot to the Foot

    Dec 15, 2022 Brahma Chellaney thinks the costs of rejecting Russian energy have outweighed the benefits.

  3. A Spotlight on Chinese Debt Bondage
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    A Spotlight on Chinese Debt Bondage

    Nov 22, 2022 Brahma Chellaney says that recent revelations by Kenya highlight the threat posed by predatory lending to developing countries.

  4. The US-India Partnership Is Too Important to Lose
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    The US-India Partnership Is Too Important to Lose

    Oct 11, 2022 Brahma Chellaney highlights the rising tensions between America and its most important ally in the Indo-Pacific.

  5. Biden’s Dangerous Embrace of Pakistan
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    Biden’s Dangerous Embrace of Pakistan

    Sep 16, 2022 Brahma Chellaney criticizes the US administration for cozying up to a country that continues to host and nurture terrorists.

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    Utopia or Bust

    J. Bradford DeLong considers our options for both expanding and effectively slicing the proverbial economic pie.
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    Germany’s Reckoning

    Helmut K. Anheier

    Germany is now grappling with a host of difficult questions about its place in the world, the nature of its politics, and its most cherished values. For a pacifist society in a new age of conflict and war, everything must change if things are to remain the same.

    traces the contours of the country's debate, triggered by the Ukraine war, about its strategic future.
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    Preempting a Generative AI Monopoly

    Diane Coyle urges policymakers to take steps to counter the anti-competitive implications of a rapidly emerging market.
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    Japan’s Strategic Imperative

    Joseph S. Nye, Jr. sees the country doubling down on its best option for ensuring national security and regional stability.
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    China’s Savings Conundrum

    Zhang Jun explains why – and how – the country must stimulate household consumption to achieve a robust recovery.
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    The Flight of the Inflation Hawks

    Though the US Federal Reserve’s first interest-rate hike of 2023 is smaller than those that preceded it, policymakers have signaled that more increases are on the way, despite slowing price growth. But there is good reason to doubt the utility – and fear the consequences – of continued rate hikes, on both sides of the Atlantic.

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    How to Transform African Agriculture

    Safia Boly & Omid Kassiri identify four principles that could help governments across the continent boost food security.
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    Making Ukrainian Victory Possible

    Josep Borrell explains why continued military support and other forms of assistance remain critical.
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    Death or Glory in Russia

    Slavoj Žižek traces the religious and intellectual roots of the Kremlin’s increasingly morbid war propaganda.

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