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Sri Lanka: Caught in an Indo-China ‘Great Game’?
February 23, 2019
Sri Lanka: Caught in an Indo-China ‘Great Game’?
A blueprint for Sri Lanka’s foreign policy.
Sri Lanka: Caught in an Indo-China ‘Great Game’?
Asanga Abeyagoonasekera on Sri Lanka's Foreign Policy Challenges
February 12, 2019
Asanga Abeyagoonasekera on Sri Lanka's Foreign Policy Challenges
The Diplomat talks with Asanga Abeyagoonasekera about the future trajectory of Sri Lanka’s foreign policy challenges.
Asanga Abeyagoonasekera on Sri Lanka's Foreign Policy Challenges
Rajapaksa’s Town: A Visit to Hambantota
January 09, 2019
Rajapaksa’s Town: A Visit to Hambantota
A look at developments in the stronghold of Mahinda Rajapaksa’s southern region of Hambantota.
Rajapaksa’s Town: A Visit to Hambantota
Sri Lanka Still Hunting for Its ‘Disappeared’
December 20, 2018
Sri Lanka Still Hunting for Its ‘Disappeared’
A culture of impunity – especially for “war heroes” – persists in Sri Lanka.
Sri Lanka Still Hunting for Its ‘Disappeared’
How Sri Lankans Are Resisting Rajapaksa's Soft Coup Attempt
December 05, 2018
How Sri Lankans Are Resisting Rajapaksa's Soft Coup Attempt
Even as the country's constitutional crisis persists, Mahinda Rajapaksa's base of support may be waning.
How Sri Lankans Are Resisting Rajapaksa's Soft Coup Attempt
Sri Lanka's Constitutional Crisis: Rajapaksa's Dark Past Shapes the Present
November 03, 2018
Sri Lanka's Constitutional Crisis: Rajapaksa's Dark Past Shapes the Present
The island nation’s democracy is in big trouble.
Sri Lanka's Constitutional Crisis: Rajapaksa's Dark Past Shapes the Present
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?
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