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Sri Lanka: A New Pattern of Transnational Terror
April 30, 2019
Sri Lanka: A New Pattern of Transnational Terror
The recent attacks are part of Islamic State’s global expansion through local ‘franchises.’
Sri Lanka: A New Pattern of Transnational Terror
From the Ruins of the Caliphate: Sri Lanka’s Bloody Easter
April 26, 2019
From the Ruins of the Caliphate: Sri Lanka’s Bloody Easter
Don't let the Islamic State connection overshadow the local factors that fed into the attack.
From the Ruins of the Caliphate: Sri Lanka’s Bloody Easter
Terror Strikes Sri Lanka
April 22, 2019
Terror Strikes Sri Lanka
The country remains in shock as the government investigates bombings that killed nearly 300 people.
Terror Strikes Sri Lanka
Rajapaksa’s Town: A Visit to Hambantota
January 09, 2019
Rajapaksa’s Town: A Visit to Hambantota
A look at developments in the stronghold of Mahinda Rajapaksa’s southern region of Hambantota.
Rajapaksa’s Town: A Visit to Hambantota
Sri Lanka: After the Crisis, What Next?
January 07, 2019
Sri Lanka: After the Crisis, What Next?
The immediate political crisis is over, but the underlying fire is still smoldering.
Sri Lanka: After the Crisis, What Next?
The Deep Roots of Sri Lanka's Political Crisis
December 11, 2018
The Deep Roots of Sri Lanka's Political Crisis
The current crisis is just the latest round of fighting over the powers of the president.
The Deep Roots of Sri Lanka's Political Crisis
No Strings Attached? How Sri Lanka Can Make the Most of Security Grants
October 19, 2018
No Strings Attached? How Sri Lanka Can Make the Most of Security Grants
Strategizing how Colombo can use sorely needed military grants and donations in an evolving security landscape.
No Strings Attached? How Sri Lanka Can Make the Most of Security Grants
China Expands Its Footprint in Sri Lanka
September 11, 2018
China Expands Its Footprint in Sri Lanka
China is moving into new geographical areas of Sri Lanka, where Indian influence has traditionally been strongest.
China Expands Its Footprint in Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka’s Strategy for Regional Security
July 19, 2018
Sri Lanka’s Strategy for Regional Security
As geopolitical competition intensifies in the Indian Ocean, Sri Lanka’s best strategy is to stand for a rules-based order.
Sri Lanka’s Strategy for Regional Security
In Sri Lanka, a Dying Livelihood, a Tourist Attraction
June 29, 2018
In Sri Lanka, a Dying Livelihood, a Tourist Attraction
Stilt fishing has declined, but tourism keeps Sri Lankan men on the poles.
In Sri Lanka, a Dying Livelihood, a Tourist Attraction
Sri Lanka's Anti-Muslim Violence
March 13, 2018
Sri Lanka's Anti-Muslim Violence
Anti-Muslim violence on the island has a long history tied to conceptions of Sinhalese-Buddhist identity.
Sri Lanka's Anti-Muslim Violence
Sri Lanka: The Rajapaksas Rise Again
January 20, 2017
Sri Lanka: The Rajapaksas Rise Again
Disillusionment with the Sirisena regime is running high, giving the Rajapaksa clan a chance to reclaim lost glory.
Sri Lanka: The Rajapaksas Rise Again
Sri Lanka’s Quest for Strategic Prominence in the Indian Ocean
December 09, 2016
Sri Lanka’s Quest for Strategic Prominence in the Indian Ocean
At the Galle Dialogue, Sri Lanka tries to carve out a role for itself in the South Asian littorals.
Sri Lanka’s Quest for Strategic Prominence in the Indian Ocean
Sri Lanka and Australia's Strategic Defense Interests
August 29, 2016
Sri Lanka and Australia's Strategic Defense Interests
Based on Australia's Defense White Paper, the two countries can deepen strategic security cooperation.
Sri Lanka and Australia's Strategic Defense Interests
China's Jewel in the Heart of the Indian Ocean
May 09, 2016
China's Jewel in the Heart of the Indian Ocean
The Colombo Port City project was conceived by Sri Lanka, but is now an almost 100 percent Chinese undertaking.
China's Jewel in the Heart of the Indian Ocean
Sri Lanka: Rajapaksa Foiled Again
August 31, 2015
Sri Lanka: Rajapaksa Foiled Again
Is it the end of the road for the country’s former strongman?
Sri Lanka: Rajapaksa Foiled Again
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