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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
Why the New Sri Lanka-Singapore Free Trade Pact Matters
February 17, 2018
Why the New Sri Lanka-Singapore Free Trade Pact Matters
A closer look at a significant agreement between the two sides.
Why the New Sri Lanka-Singapore Free Trade Pact Matters
American Obsequiousness in Sri Lanka Continues
February 08, 2018
American Obsequiousness in Sri Lanka Continues
Washington continues with a misguided approach.
American Obsequiousness in Sri Lanka Continues
Sri Lanka Doesn’t Need More American Bear Hugs
December 06, 2017
Sri Lanka Doesn’t Need More American Bear Hugs
Washington’s current approach actually discourages reform.
Sri Lanka Doesn’t Need More American Bear Hugs
Looking at Constitutional Reform in Sri Lanka
December 01, 2017
Looking at Constitutional Reform in Sri Lanka
The Diplomat’s Taylor Dibbert speaks with Sri Lankan civil society leader Jehan Perera.
Looking at Constitutional Reform in Sri Lanka
Don’t Be Fooled by Sri Lanka’s UN Engagement
October 27, 2017
Don’t Be Fooled by Sri Lanka’s UN Engagement
Colombo remains unserious about transitional justice.
Don’t Be Fooled by Sri Lanka’s UN Engagement
‘The Nonsense of Witnessing Such Beauty’: Malinowski’s Tryst with Sri Lanka
October 11, 2017
‘The Nonsense of Witnessing Such Beauty’: Malinowski’s Tryst with Sri Lanka
The great ethnographer’s little-known adventures on the way to the Pacific.
‘The Nonsense of Witnessing Such Beauty’: Malinowski’s Tryst with Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka's Opportunities to Counter Youth Radicalization
October 10, 2017
Sri Lanka's Opportunities to Counter Youth Radicalization
Counter-radicalization is an important issue, and greater international engagement is needed.
Sri Lanka's Opportunities to Counter Youth Radicalization
Putting Sri Lanka’s Office of Missing Persons in Perspective
September 19, 2017
Putting Sri Lanka’s Office of Missing Persons in Perspective
Operationalizing Sri Lanka’s Office of Missing Persons isn’t necessarily that significant.
Putting Sri Lanka’s Office of Missing Persons in Perspective
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