Briefs on Sri Lanka and the world.
Reading Time: 18 minutesLKI’s latest Explainer by Dinuka Malith and Anishka De Zylva, highlight the key aspects of the WTO’s Trade Facilitation Agreement and the implications for Sri Lanka.
Reading Time: 5 minutesGaneshan Wignaraja highlights the value of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) in continuing trade liberalisation in Asia in challenging economic times, and how Sri Lanka can benefit from joining RCEP.
Reading Time: 3 minutesKey Takeaways from the round table with Mr. Md. Shahidul Haque, Foreign Secretary of Bangladesh, on ‘Sustainable Development and Climate Change: Perspectives from Bangladesh’
Date: 29 August 2017
Reporter: Myra Sivaloganathan
Reading Time: 14 minutesIn this LKI Explainer, Anishka De Zylva outlines key aspects of the Paris Agreement and its implications for Sri Lanka’s policymakers in tackling climate change at home—especially in the areas of climate finance, climate-smart investment, and geopolitics.
Reading Time: 5 minutesLKI spoke with Hon. Julie Bishop on Australia’s vision and strategies for regional engagement, in light of Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull’s keynote address at the 2017 Shangri-La Dialogue.
Reading Time: 16 minutesBarana Waidyatilake argues that the increasing strategic importance of the Indian Ocean, among other factors, makes this an opportune time for the Indian Ocean Rim Association to scale up cooperation and connectivity among member states, which can begin at the sub-regional level.
Reading Time: 4 minutesKey Takeaways from the round table with Justice Dikgang Moseneke from South Africa on ‘Economic, Social, and Cultural Rights: South Africa’s Experience and the International Context’
Date: 21 July 2017
Reporter: Anishka De Zylva, Hasitha Jayatilake and Yasodha Rathnayake
Reading Time: 6 minutesGaneshan Wignaraja explores Sri Lanka’s potential in entering global value chains, as a means of countering Sri Lanka’s persistent trade woes.
Reading Time: 4 minutesRavindra Deyshappriya explains the significant trade imbalance that has developed in Sri Lanka – China economic relations and highlights the potential for Sri Lanka to redress this situation.
Reading Time: 3 minutesKey Takeaways from the lecture by Hon. Norbert Lammert on ‘The Future of Liberal Democracy in International Relations’
Date: 4 April 2017
Reporter: Anishka De Zylva
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