ABSTRACT

Raging Waters: China, India, Bangladesh, and Brahmaputra River Politics   [open pdf - 4MB]

From the Introduction: "Events in the past decade--and especially during the past year--highlight the need for policy makers and scholars of Asia and water security to pay more attention to the stability of the Brahmaputra River basin. Originating in China, and flowing through India and Bangladesh, the river runs through three of the most populated countries in the world. China and India are major geopolitical players and fought a war in 1962 over territory that they still dispute and through which the Brahmaputra runs. In the summer of 2017, military forces of both countries engaged in a lengthy standoff due to a border dispute involving a third country--Bhutan. While the standoff was not directly tied to Brahmaputra basin resources, the conflict resulted in Beijing halting data sharing to New Delhi for flood forecasting purposes. This is an important cooperative measure, considering no water management agreement has been achieved in the basin."

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2018
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