South Asia Water Politics
To understand China’s foreign policy toward India and bordering ASEAN countries, one must understand its national water crisis.
For India, the road to great power status is frought with critical water management challenges.
Pakistan’s water issues will go from bad to worse after glaciers in the Indus Basin pass the peak water mark later this century.
With ASEAN sidelined and all eyes on North Korea, Vietnam can only sit and watch as China consolidates its position in the South China Sea.
The Cambodia-Laos border dispute has a peculiar a way of only flaring up ahead of election season.
Are the economic benefits of India’s interlinking river project worth the massive and largely unquantified ecological risks?
A 1960 water-sharing treaty between India and Pakistan could be the next casualty of deteriorating bilateral relations.
Given the high ecological stakes and the number of international stakeholders in the region, the time to realize the promise of science diplomacy may now be at hand in the disputed waters of the South China Sea.
Sustainable development of trans-border waterways has always been daunting for national governments, and climate change is only making things more difficult. Here are three international water conflicts to keep an eye on in the coming years.
Bangladesh may be drifting away from its traditional ally India and right into China’s wider regional plans.