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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
Sri Lanka: A Lesson for U.S. Strategy
August 26, 2015
Sri Lanka: A Lesson for U.S. Strategy
Sri Lanka provides a glimpse of small power-great power relations in a future multipolar world order.
Sri Lanka: A Lesson for U.S. Strategy
Sri Lanka’s Elections: Rajapaksa Tries a Comeback
August 13, 2015
Sri Lanka’s Elections: Rajapaksa Tries a Comeback
The former president is leaving no stone unturned in his bid to become prime minister.
Sri Lanka’s Elections: Rajapaksa Tries a Comeback
Sri Lanka: Balancing Ties Between China and the West
May 26, 2015
Sri Lanka: Balancing Ties Between China and the West
The country’s foreign policy has shifted significantly since the elections. Will that continue?
Sri Lanka: Balancing Ties Between China and the West
How Sri Lanka Won the War
April 09, 2015
How Sri Lanka Won the War
Lessons in strategy from an overlooked victory
How Sri Lanka Won the War
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