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US Push for New Military Agreement Runs Into Fierce Opposition in Sri Lanka
August 02, 2019
US Push for New Military Agreement Runs Into Fierce Opposition in Sri Lanka
Negotiations over a renewed Status of Forces Agreement sparked local concerns about a possible U.S. base.
US Push for New Military Agreement Runs Into Fierce Opposition in Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka’s Constitutional Crisis: The Geopolitical Dimension
October 30, 2018
Sri Lanka’s Constitutional Crisis: The Geopolitical Dimension
The sacking of Sri Lanka’s prime minister bodes poorly for India and the US, but is a welcome sign for China.
Sri Lanka’s Constitutional Crisis: The Geopolitical Dimension
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
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
President Trump: Implications for Sri Lanka
February 15, 2017
President Trump: Implications for Sri Lanka
What Trump's general philosophy and approach to Asia will mean for small states like Sri Lanka.
President Trump: Implications for Sri Lanka
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
Interview: Patrick Mendis
April 30, 2016
Interview: Patrick Mendis
A discussion of Sri Lanka’s foreign policy under President Maithripala Sirisena
Interview: Patrick Mendis
Samantha Power Misses the Mark on Sri Lanka (Again)
April 29, 2016
Samantha Power Misses the Mark on Sri Lanka (Again)
The Obama administration’s messaging on Sri Lanka misses the mark yet again.
Samantha Power Misses the Mark on Sri Lanka (Again)
The US Must Pay More Attention to Sri Lanka’s Transitional Justice Debate
February 25, 2016
The US Must Pay More Attention to Sri Lanka’s Transitional Justice Debate
During the U.S.-Sri Lanka Partnership Dialogue, Washington should elevate Sri Lanka’s transitional justice debate.
The US Must Pay More Attention to Sri Lanka’s Transitional Justice Debate
Sri Lanka’s Circuitous Road to Reform
January 16, 2016
Sri Lanka’s Circuitous Road to Reform
Sri Lanka’s recent democratic gains are real; so are the challenges that lie ahead.
Sri Lanka’s Circuitous Road to Reform
Sri Lanka’s Maithripala Sirisena Is No Stranger to Politics
January 04, 2016
Sri Lanka’s Maithripala Sirisena Is No Stranger to Politics
A recently published article on USAID’s blog is cause for concern.
Sri Lanka’s Maithripala Sirisena Is No Stranger to Politics
Renewed US-Sri Lanka Relations: A Slobbering Love Affair
December 17, 2015
Renewed US-Sri Lanka Relations: A Slobbering Love Affair
Another senior U.S. government official showers Sri Lanka’s new government with praise.
Renewed US-Sri Lanka Relations: A Slobbering Love Affair
Samantha Power Must Recalibrate Washington’s Sri Lanka Rhetoric
November 20, 2015
Samantha Power Must Recalibrate Washington’s Sri Lanka Rhetoric
With Samantha Power visiting Sri Lanka, now is an auspicious time for the U.S. to recalibrate its recent rhetoric about the island nation.
Samantha Power Must Recalibrate Washington’s Sri Lanka Rhetoric
Samantha Power and US Sri Lanka Policy
November 12, 2015
Samantha Power and US Sri Lanka Policy
With a transfer of power in Colombo, the Obama administration looks to put Sri Lanka in the win column for U.S. democracy promotion efforts.
Samantha Power and US Sri Lanka Policy
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
The American Stake in Myanmar and Sri Lanka
July 14, 2015
The American Stake in Myanmar and Sri Lanka
Reformers in both countries deserve the continued support of the United States.
The American Stake in Myanmar and Sri Lanka
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