This map says it all:
The Tibetan plateau is key to controlling the headwaters of just about every major river in East and South Asia. China controls Tibet, it controls most of the water that it and its neighbours depend upon.
As written on this blog for years, it was always going to come down . . . → Read More: The Disaffected Lib: Why Tibet Will Never Be Free
Two Economist articles of recent publication draw attention to the imminent threat that the availability of water, or the lack thereof, poses to social, political and economic stability. A Himalayan rivalry, Aug 21; and Chattahoochee blues, Sept 18; describe current and potential disputes on both domestic and international levels. In discussing the extremely complex nature . . . → Read More: World Headlines Review: Peas in a Water Pod: China, India and Bangladesh; Atlanta, Alabama and Florida