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By Brahma Chellaney - Mar 27,2023
 NEW DELHI — The recent face-to-face meeting in New Delhi between US Secretary of State Antony Blinken and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, the first such high-level interaction since the start of Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine, suggests that diplomacy may no
By Brahma Chellaney - Dec 15,2022
 BERLIN — It seems obvious that sanctions — an increasingly important tool of Western foreign policy — should inflict significant pain on the target without exacting unsustainably high costs from the country imposing them.
By Brahma Chellaney - Sep 11,2021
NEW DELHI — The American-led global war on terror, launched 20 years ago after the September 11, 2001, attacks against the United States, was already faltering before President Joe Biden took office.
By Brahma Chellaney - Aug 18,2021
NEW DELHI — The terrorist takeover of Afghanistan, following President Joe Biden’s precipitous and bungling military exit, has brought an ignoble end to America’s longest war.
By Brahma Chellaney - May 09,2021
NEW DELHI — When reporting on any mass tragedy, a basic rule of journalism is to be sensitive to the victims and those who are grieving.
By Brahma Chellaney - Feb 09,2020
NEW DELHI — From the Tigris to the Indus and the Yangtze to the Nile, rivers were essential to the emergence of human civilisation. Millennia later, hundreds of millions of people still depend on rivers to quench their thirst, grow food and make a living.
By Brahma Chellaney - Jan 26,2020
NEW DELHI — “Great nations do not fight endless wars,” US President Donald Trump declared in his 2019 State of the Union speech.
By Brahma Chellaney - Aug 05,2019
BANGKOK — Major dam construction projects have become a favourite pastime of some governments, with China leading the way.
By Brahma Chellaney - Mar 09,2019
BERLIN — Once again, an attack on India by a Pakistan-based terrorist group has raised the spectre of a major confrontation on the Indian subcontinent — and fuelled international pressure on Pakistan to take concrete action against the 22 United Nations-designated terrorist
By Brahma Chellaney - Jan 09,2019
NEW DELHI — The remote, coral-fringed North Sentinel Island made headlines late last year, after an American Christian missionary’s covert expedition to convert its residents, the world’s last known pre-Neolithic tribal group, ended in his death.



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