Regionalism

September 2, 2019

ASEAN: A Role Model for Institution-lite Regionalism?

By Madhur, Srinivasa,  

Reading Time: 4 min read Srinivasa Madhur, former Senior Director, Asian Development Bank, compares the EU’s institution-heavy integration process against ASEAN’s institution-lite model, noting that the latter could be a role model for regionalism for other parts of the world.

July 26, 2019

New Era for Sri Lanka-India Relations

By Wagiswara, Chitranganee,  

Reading Time: 5 min read Following the re-election of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, former Foreign Secretary and LKI Board Member, Chitranganee Wagiswara, calls for Sri Lanka and India to work together to strengthen relations not only at the bilateral level, but also at the regional and multilateral level.

April 10, 2019

After Indo-Pak Tensions, Sri Lanka Should Look to the Bay of Bengal

By Ganeshan Wignaraja,  Adam Collins,  

Reading Time: 7 min read LKI’s Ganeshan Wignaraja and Adam Collins explore why BIMSTEC may be more beneficial for Sri Lanka than SAARC.

April 1, 2019

How to Restore Maritime Connectivity in the Bay of Bengal Region – And How the US Can Help

By Frost, Ellen L.,  

Reading Time: 6 min read Four pillars have bolstered Asia’s growth and stability: a relatively open US market, the World Trade Organization, market-fueled prosperity in a reform-minded China, and credible US security guarantees backed by a substantial US military presence. All four are now at some risk. Ellen L. Frost considers how Asian governments can mitigate these risks and deal more effectively with traditional and non-traditional security threats in the region.

March 28, 2019

The Post-2015 Foreign Policy Framework: Sri Lanka as a Centre of the Indian Ocean

By Ganeshan Wignaraja,  Dinusha Panditaratne,  

Reading Time: 4 min read LKI’s Ganeshan Wignaraja and Dinusha Panditaratne make a case for a rules-based order in the Indian Ocean to address some of the key regional economic and geopolitical risks and opportunities.

December 11, 2018

Sri Lanka’s Maritime Affairs in the Changing Indian Ocean

By Menik Wakkumbura,  

Reading Time: 5 min read Menik Wakkumbura, from the Bandaranaike International Diplomatic Training Institute (BIDTI), explores how Sri Lanka could promote its maritime cooperation strategy to take advantage of the economic potential of the Indian Ocean.

September 3, 2018

Sri Lanka and the Bay of Bengal Initiative: Opportunities to Grow a Vital Region

By Divya Hundlani,  Anishka De Zylva,  

Reading Time: 5 min read As Sri Lanka assumes Chairmanship of BIMSTEC, LKI’s Anishka De Zylva and Divya Hundlani suggest a four-pronged approach for Sri Lanka to demonstrate its leadership in the Indian Ocean region.

March 19, 2018

Indo-Pacific Connectivity: Lessons from the Belt and Road

By Amitendu Palit,  

Reading Time: 4 min read Image Credit: saiko3p / depositphotos Amitendu Palit* @Amitendu1 China’s signature Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) has valuable lessons for future … Continue reading Indo-Pacific Connectivity: Lessons from the Belt and Road

November 16, 2017

Maintaining Momentum: Sri Lanka’s Strategy in the Indian Ocean Rim Association

By Barana Waidyatilake,  

Reading Time: 5 min read Barana Waidyatilake explores how Indian Ocean Rim Association can help realise Sri Lanka’s leadership potential in maritime security.

October 19, 2017

How Can Sri Lanka Gain from Asia’s “Noodle Bowl” of Regional Infrastructure?

By Ganeshan Wignaraja,  

Reading Time: 6 min read Image Credit – erandalx / depositphotos Ganeshan Wignaraja* China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) – a web of intercontinental road, rail … Continue reading How Can Sri Lanka Gain from Asia’s “Noodle Bowl” of Regional Infrastructure?

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