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The Return of Sri Lanka’s Rajapaksas and Geopolitics
November 28, 2019

The Return of Sri Lanka’s Rajapaksas and Geopolitics

By Ankit Panda
How will the results of Sri Lanka’s 2019 presidential election bear on regional geopolitics?

Will Gotabaya Revisit Sri Lanka’s Hambantota ‘Debt Trap’ With China?
November 19, 2019

Will Gotabaya Revisit Sri Lanka’s Hambantota ‘Debt Trap’ With China?

By Ankit Panda
The new president’s election manifesto pledged to “revisit” the 99 year lease transfer of Hambantota port.
Against the Tide: The Growth of China-Sri Lanka Trade
August 01, 2019

Against the Tide: The Growth of China-Sri Lanka Trade

By Umesh Moramudali
Chinese trade with the island nation is booming even while Indian trade seems stuck.

India-China-Sri Lanka Triangle: The Defense Dimension
July 12, 2019

India-China-Sri Lanka Triangle: The Defense Dimension

By Shantanu Roy-Chaudhury
How the India-China competition for influence in Sri Lanka plays out in the security realm.

The Geopolitics of Sri Lanka’s Transitional Justice
April 03, 2019

The Geopolitics of Sri Lanka’s Transitional Justice

By Ana Pararajasingham
Western countries are less interested in pressuring Sri Lanka now that Rajapaksa is no longer in charge.

Sri Lanka: Caught in an Indo-China ‘Great Game’?
February 23, 2019

Sri Lanka: Caught in an Indo-China ‘Great Game’?

By Shakthi De Silva
A blueprint for Sri Lanka’s foreign policy.

Rajapaksa’s Town: A Visit to Hambantota
January 09, 2019

Rajapaksa’s Town: A Visit to Hambantota

By Nicholas Muller
A look at developments in the stronghold of Mahinda Rajapaksa’s southern region of Hambantota.
Sri Lanka’s Constitutional Crisis: The Geopolitical Dimension
October 30, 2018

Sri Lanka’s Constitutional Crisis: The Geopolitical Dimension

By Ana Pararajasingham
The sacking of Sri Lanka’s prime minister bodes poorly for India and the US, but is a welcome sign for China.

Sri Lanka‘s Spiral Into Constitutional Crisis Shows No Sign of a Reversal
October 30, 2018

Sri Lanka‘s Spiral Into Constitutional Crisis Shows No Sign of a Reversal

By Ankit Panda
The situation in Sri Lanka is likely to get worse as the president and two claimants to the prime minister's office stand their ground.

Sri Lanka, the Indian Ocean, and the New Era of Great Power Competition
October 29, 2018

Sri Lanka, the Indian Ocean, and the New Era of Great Power Competition

By Asanga Abeyagoonasekera
How will Sri Lanka manage a new era in the Indian Ocean?

China Expands Its Footprint in Sri Lanka
September 11, 2018

China Expands Its Footprint in Sri Lanka

By Sudha Ramachandran
China is moving into new geographical areas of Sri Lanka, where Indian influence has traditionally been strongest.
Sri Lanka’s Strategy for Regional Security
July 19, 2018

Sri Lanka’s Strategy for Regional Security

By Barana Waidyatilake
As geopolitical competition intensifies in the Indian Ocean, Sri Lanka’s best strategy is to stand for a rules-based order.

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