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Sri Lanka's Constitutional Crisis: Where It Came From and How It'll Affect Regional Geopolitics
October 31, 2018
Sri Lanka's Constitutional Crisis: Where It Came From and How It'll Affect Regional Geopolitics
How did Sri Lanka find itself in a crisis and how will it affect its foreign policy?
Sri Lanka's Constitutional Crisis: Where It Came From and How It'll Affect Regional Geopolitics
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
The Failed Promise of Reconciliation in Sri Lanka
October 11, 2018
The Failed Promise of Reconciliation in Sri Lanka
Sri Lankan governments have proven unwilling to acknowledge, let alone address, the root cause of conflict on the island.
The Failed Promise of Reconciliation in Sri Lanka
Five Years Later: Reviewing China's Belt and Road Initiative
September 15, 2018
Five Years Later: Reviewing China's Belt and Road Initiative
Is China's Belt and Road Initiative running into growing pains?
Five Years Later: Reviewing China's Belt and Road Initiative
Japan Eyes Sri Lanka’s Deep Water Port of Trincomalee
August 31, 2018
Japan Eyes Sri Lanka’s Deep Water Port of Trincomalee
Anxiety over China’s growing maritime influence drives Japanese, Indian, and U.S. interests in Sri Lanka's ports.
Japan Eyes Sri Lanka’s Deep Water Port of Trincomalee
How Sri Lanka Can Enhance the Bay of Bengal Initiative
August 31, 2018
How Sri Lanka Can Enhance the Bay of Bengal Initiative
Sri Lanka has diverse and untapped opportunities to transform BIMSTEC into a more impactful organization.
How Sri Lanka Can Enhance the Bay of Bengal Initiative
Making Sense of India's Revived Interests in BIMSTEC
August 30, 2018
Making Sense of India's Revived Interests in BIMSTEC
For New Delhi, BIMSTEC is about reimagining India’s strategic geography altogether.
Making Sense of India's Revived Interests in BIMSTEC
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
China’s Debtbook Diplomacy: How China is Turning Bad Loans into Strategic Investments
May 30, 2018
China’s Debtbook Diplomacy: How China is Turning Bad Loans into Strategic Investments
Belt and Road is not the Marshall Plan: it’s comprised of loans, not grants, and China expects a return for its money.
China’s Debtbook Diplomacy: How China is Turning Bad Loans into Strategic Investments
Can the Application of Universal Jurisdiction Foster Accountability in Sri Lanka?
May 03, 2018
Can the Application of Universal Jurisdiction Foster Accountability in Sri Lanka?
A closer look at an important question.
Can the Application of Universal Jurisdiction Foster Accountability in Sri Lanka?
Exposing Sri Lanka’s Special Task Force
April 25, 2018
Exposing Sri Lanka’s Special Task Force
Security sector reform cannot come soon enough.
Exposing Sri Lanka’s Special Task Force
China’s Maritime Quest in the Indian Ocean: New Delhi’s Options
April 24, 2018
China’s Maritime Quest in the Indian Ocean: New Delhi’s Options
Will India be left out in the cold amid Chinese expansion in the Indian Ocean or can it seal in a strategically useful position?
China’s Maritime Quest in the Indian Ocean: New Delhi’s Options
Sri Lanka Isn't Serious About Transitional Justice
March 25, 2018
Sri Lanka Isn't Serious About Transitional Justice
We don't need more time to ponder Colombo's sincerity.
Sri Lanka Isn't Serious About Transitional Justice
Fresh Violence Threatens Sri Lanka's Reconciliation Process
March 07, 2018
Fresh Violence Threatens Sri Lanka's Reconciliation Process
The Sri Lankan government must avoid appeasing hardliners and protect minorities to avoid squandering progress.
Fresh Violence Threatens Sri Lanka's Reconciliation Process
Sri Lanka’s Latest Election Weakens the Ruling Alliance
March 03, 2018
Sri Lanka’s Latest Election Weakens the Ruling Alliance
The local government vote has national implications.
Sri Lanka’s Latest Election Weakens the Ruling Alliance
Indian Ocean Update: The Crisis in the Maldives and India's Play at Duqm
February 28, 2018
Indian Ocean Update: The Crisis in the Maldives and India's Play at Duqm
The Diplomat's editors discuss Indian Ocean geopolitics, including the Maldives crisis and the significance of Duqm.
Indian Ocean Update: The Crisis in the Maldives and India's Play at Duqm
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