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Brahma Chellaney

Brahma Chellaney

Writing for PS since 2009
155 commentaries
1 videos & podcasts

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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. 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.

  2. The Afghan Abyss
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    The Afghan Abyss

    Aug 15, 2022 Brahma Chellaney views last year's disastrous US withdrawal as just the start of a long series of policy blunders.

  3. The Fall of the House of Rajapaksa
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    The Fall of the House of Rajapaksa

    Jul 12, 2022 Brahma Chellaney reflects on the corrosive legacy of the dynasty that led Sri Lanka to catastrophe.

  4. Hydropower Is a Bad Bargain
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    Hydropower Is a Bad Bargain

    Jun 29, 2022 Brahma Chellaney warns that strategies for reducing dependence on fossil fuels should not rely on dam-building.

  5. The Clash of Asia’s Titans
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    The Clash of Asia’s Titans

    May 19, 2022 Brahma Chellaney explains why China will pay a high price for making an enemy of India.

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    The Key to Unlocking Africa’s Economic Potential

    Landry Signé explains why fostering trade integration and regional value chains is essential for the continent to prosper.
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    Geopolitical Davids and Goliaths

    Harold James considers lessons from smaller countries about how to wield power and influence in the twenty-first century.
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    Preparing for the Next Global Catastrophe

    José Manuel Barroso explains why global leaders must focus on creating equitable response mechanisms ahead of the next crisis.
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    Italy’s Next Government Must Tackle Climate Security

    Luca Bergamaschi shows why the country’s politicians can no longer afford to ignore a major threat to national security.
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    Europe and the New Non-Alignment

    Laurence Tubiana

    Despite the massive civilian suffering in Ukraine, many countries have been wary of taking sides, owing both to a perception of European double standards and to Russia’s leverage over energy and commodity prices. But while new geopolitical dynamics have complicated climate advocacy, they certainly haven't derailed it.

    sees both challenges and opportunities for climate policy in an era of geopolitical fragmentation.
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    The Sting of Climate Risk Is in the Tails

    Mark Cliffe thinks conventional models have overemphasized the long term at the expense of more immediate threats.
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    Should Humanities Professors Be Automated?

    Nicholas Agar considers the implications of recent successes with AI-generated academic research and writing.
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    Should Energy Companies’ Windfall Profits Be Taxed?

    Imposing a one-off tax on energy companies’ extraordinary profits might seem like a no-brainer at a time of soaring inflation, but the idea has more than a few detractors. As policymakers in a growing number of economies move ahead, we asked PS commentators whether they are right to do so.

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    The Global Necessity of American Democracy

    Javier Solana shows why the political health of the United States has become a matter of global concern.

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