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China in Sri Lanka: The Colombo Port Conundrum
May 07, 2021

China in Sri Lanka: The Colombo Port Conundrum

By Rajeswari Pillai Rajagopalan
Sri Lanka’s Parliament postponed discussion of a bill regarding Colombo Port City, but it is expected to pass.

The Economics of the China-India-Sri Lanka Triangle
May 01, 2021

The Economics of the China-India-Sri Lanka Triangle

By Umesh Moramudali
Sri Lanka’s struggle to balance been China and India has a strong economic dimension.
Sri Lanka Approves New Port Development With India and Japan
March 02, 2021

Sri Lanka Approves New Port Development With India and Japan

By Associated Press
Weeks after scrapping a deal with India and Japan, Sri Lanka says the pair can develop a different new terminal at Colombo Port.

Sri Lanka Cancels Port Deal With India Amid Creeping Signs of Deterioration in Relations
February 03, 2021

Sri Lanka Cancels Port Deal With India Amid Creeping Signs of Deterioration in Relations

By Abhijnan Rej
The Rajapaksa government’s decision to renege on a 2019 agreement that also involved Japan comes at a time when New Delhi seeks to up its neighborhood game.

Why the India-Sri Lanka-Maldives NSA-level Talks Matter
December 04, 2020

Why the India-Sri Lanka-Maldives NSA-level Talks Matter

By Rajeswari Pillai Rajagopalan
The nature of bilateral political relations in the Indian Ocean region has an impact on the quality of subregional engagements.

Sri Lanka Will Soon Have to Pick a Side in the China-US Rivalry
October 27, 2020

Sri Lanka Will Soon Have to Pick a Side in the China-US Rivalry

By Rathindra Kuruwita
Colombo has been trying its utmost to balance the great powers, but that may no longer be feasible.

Sino-Indian Competition in the Indian Ocean Region Intensifies
October 16, 2020

Sino-Indian Competition in the Indian Ocean Region Intensifies

By Rajeswari Pillai Rajagopalan
As competition intensifies in the Indian Ocean Region, India loses touch with Sri Lanka and solidifies relations with the Maldives.
India Under Strain Across South Asia  
August 07, 2020

India Under Strain Across South Asia  

By Rajeswari Pillai Rajagopalan
India’s regional relations are almost all in states of distress. That’s a big problem for New Delhi.

Time to Practice Climate Change Diplomacy in India’s Neighborhood
December 07, 2019

Time to Practice Climate Change Diplomacy in India’s Neighborhood

By Niranjan Marjani
Neighborhood first should be the focus of India’s climate change diplomacy.

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?

India’s Approach to the Sri Lankan Election: Proactive and Pre-emptive?
November 23, 2019

India’s Approach to the Sri Lankan Election: Proactive and Pre-emptive?

By Ashutosh Nagda
Rather than a reactionary response to the election of Gotabaya Rajapaksa, India appeared prepared for the political developments in Sri Lanka.
India’s Reach in Maritime Domain Awareness: A Hit or Miss for Sri Lanka?
September 12, 2019

India’s Reach in Maritime Domain Awareness: A Hit or Miss for Sri Lanka?

By Natasha Fernando
Given fears of Indian hegemonic designs, Sri Lanka has been cautious in engaging India for assistance in maritime security.

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