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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
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‘s Spiral Into Constitutional Crisis Shows No Sign of a Reversal
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
How will Sri Lanka manage a new era in the Indian Ocean?
Sri Lanka, the Indian Ocean, and the New Era of Great Power Competition
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
Does Sri Lanka’s 'Look East’ Strategy to Court ASEAN Make Sense?
February 01, 2018
Does Sri Lanka’s 'Look East’ Strategy to Court ASEAN Make Sense?
What is driving Sri Lanka's latest outreach to ASEAN member states?
Does Sri Lanka’s 'Look East’ Strategy to Court ASEAN Make Sense?
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
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