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Does Debt Pay? China and the Politics of Investment in Sri Lanka
January 20, 2018
Does Debt Pay? China and the Politics of Investment in Sri Lanka
What are the sources and impact of China's economic leverage over Sri Lanka?
Does Debt Pay? China and the Politics of Investment in Sri Lanka
India’s Regional Power Credentials Under Threat by China
November 24, 2017
India’s Regional Power Credentials Under Threat by China
In both Maldives and Sri Lanka, China has been chipping away at Indian influence.
India’s Regional Power Credentials Under Threat by China
Sri Lanka's Debt and China’s Money
August 16, 2017
Sri Lanka's Debt and China’s Money
Faced with difficult choices, Sri Lanka has to hope China’s Belt and Road can bring prosperity.
Sri Lanka's Debt and China’s Money
China Buys Hambantota Port: Should India Be Concerned?
July 29, 2017
China Buys Hambantota Port: Should India Be Concerned?
The deal assuaged some Indian concerns, but China's economic dominance over Sri Lanka is still a worry.
China Buys Hambantota Port: Should India Be Concerned?
Is China on the Road to International Isolation?
January 21, 2017
Is China on the Road to International Isolation?
China's willingness to do business with dictators will undermine national interest in the long run.
Is China on the Road to International Isolation?
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
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
Interview: Patrick Mendis
April 30, 2016
Interview: Patrick Mendis
A discussion of Sri Lanka’s foreign policy under President Maithripala Sirisena
Interview: Patrick Mendis
Sri Lanka’s Port City Project Is Back in Business
March 12, 2016
Sri Lanka’s Port City Project Is Back in Business
Sri Lanka will resume a major (and controversial) development project.
Sri Lanka’s Port City Project Is Back in Business
China's $1.4 Billion Port City in Sri Lanka Gets the Green Light
March 12, 2016
China's $1.4 Billion Port City in Sri Lanka Gets the Green Light
Plus, "two sessions," Caixin on censorship, mass incidents, and Xi's cult of personality. Friday China links.
China's $1.4 Billion Port City in Sri Lanka Gets the Green Light
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: 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
India v. China in Sri Lanka: Lessons for Rising Powers
May 11, 2015
India v. China in Sri Lanka: Lessons for Rising Powers
The changing fortunes for the two emerging global powers in Sri Lanka offer some interesting lessons.
India v. China in Sri Lanka: Lessons for Rising Powers
Suspended Sri Lankan Port Project Complicates Sirisena's Trip to China
March 26, 2015
Suspended Sri Lankan Port Project Complicates Sirisena's Trip to China
President Sirisena's first state visit to China risks being overshadowed by the debate over Colombo Port City.
Suspended Sri Lankan Port Project Complicates Sirisena's Trip to China
Chinese Company Takes a Bath as Sri Lankan Port Project Scrutinized
March 14, 2015
Chinese Company Takes a Bath as Sri Lankan Port Project Scrutinized
Plus, the debate over the CCP's future, China's military in the Middle East, and the NPC wraps up. Friday China links.
Chinese Company Takes a Bath as Sri Lankan Port Project Scrutinized
Modi's Trip and China’s Islands: The Battle for the Indian Ocean
March 11, 2015
Modi's Trip and China’s Islands: The Battle for the Indian Ocean
With his Indian Ocean tour, the PM aims to counter Chinese influence among small island nations.
Modi's Trip and China’s Islands: The Battle for the Indian Ocean
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