Brahma Chellaney

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The writer is strategic thinker, author, commentator.

POLITICS

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The Great Asian Game-Changer: Why PM Modi's Tokyo visit could cement a Japan-India strategic alliance

Both India and Japan now view China without any blinkers. And both are natural democratic allies in a crucial region.

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Better late than never. But why was India fumbling against Pakistan?

The Modi government has finally realised what was well known — that 'Pakistan will not mend its ways'.

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Why the Nepali communist challenge to India is deadly

Nepal impinges directly on India’s security. As its ruling communist party leans to China, and skips the first BIMSTEC drill, India must stop treating it with kid gloves.

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How Donald Trump is compounding India’s foreign-policy challenges

By making New Delhi a key target of the extraterritorial effects of its sanctions on Iran and Russia, Washington is injecting new irritants in India-US ties.

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Why China is worried about Donald Trump’s North Korea gambit

By talking directly with Kim Jong Un, the US President is causing Beijing to fear a loss of influence in Pyongyang, its only formal military ally.

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Why North Korea may become another Pakistan on nuke map

Pyongyang might seek to retain its short and medium range nuclear arsenal while dismantling its long-range nuclear capability.

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How Donald Trump is emerging as a big threat to the dollar

Today, the US is acting counterproductively to its own interest to safeguard the currency's centrality.

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Trump seems to be doing his best to ruin the deal with North Korea

Following US' unilateral withdrawal from the 2015 nuclear deal with Iran, Kim Jong-un appears to have got cold feet.

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Everything you didn't know about Rohingya Islamist violence

Contrary to popular perception, the violence began even before Myanmar gained independence in 1948.

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Doklam standoff may not be over, China could come to attack India

There is a risk that the Chinese backing down could only be a temporary respite from border tensions.