"A formidable interdisciplinary book. [Chellaney] has done readers a great service in tracking down reams of scholarly information, beautifully knit together, covering a dazzling range of countries and disciples, from Bangladesh to Mongolia, climate change science to regional security doctrine. despite the vast scope of the book, the writing is clear and lively. Its main contribution is in synthesizing the many trickles of the international discussion on Asia and water into one single current." -- The Washington Monthly "This well-researched volume is a fascinating blend of geography, hydrology and politics... A sobering read for those of us residing in Asia, and the weight of its message certainly deserves urgent and widespread attention." -- Asian Review of Books "A book that must be on the desk of every reader interested in global issues that will impact peace, economic development and possible war." -- Cinema Rasik "Masterful, pioneering study...superbly combines a panoramic picture of Asia as a 'global water crisis hub' with detailed case studies of potential water wars." -- Global Asia
About the Author
Brahma Chellaney, one of India's leading strategic thinkers and analysts, is a professor at the Centre for Policy Research in New Delhi. He has served as a member of the Policy Advisory Group headed by the foreign minister of India, and as an adviser to India's National Security Council. He has held appointments at Harvard University, the Brookings Institution, Johns Hopkins University, and the Australian National University. He is the author of five previous books, including Asian Juggernaut: The Rise of China, India, and Japan.