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August 16, 2019

Making the MCC Compact Work for Sri Lanka

By Ganeshan Wignaraja,  

Reading Time: 5 min read LKI’s Ganeshan Wignaraja provides a simple cost-benefit analysis of the MCC-Sri Lanka Compact, from a national economic perspective.

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.

June 19, 2018

Sri Lanka and the ‘New TPP’: Some Food for Thought

By Nihal Pitigala,  

Reading Time: 6 min read Dr. Nihal Pitigala considers the potential of the newer and more streamlined version of the TPP—the CPTPP—for Sri Lanka, compared to other mega-regional agreements.

June 14, 2018

Highlights from President Trump’s Press Conference in Singapore

By Malinda Meegoda,  Farah Ibrahim,  

Reading Time: 3 min read Image Credit: Dan Scavino Jr. /Wikimedia Commons Farah Ibrahim and Malinda Meegoda* Following their historic summit in Singapore on 12 … Continue reading Highlights from President Trump’s Press Conference in Singapore

February 17, 2017

President Trump: Implications for Sri Lanka

By Dinusha Panditaratne,  Barana Waidyatilake,  

Reading Time: 7 min read Barana Waidyatilake and Dinusha Panditaratne look at implications of the U.S. presidency for Sri Lanka’s defence and trade relations.

January 25, 2017

What did Trump’s Inaugural Address say on Foreign Policy?

By Dinusha Panditaratne,  

Reading Time: 5 min read Dr. Dinusha Panditaratne looks at the inaugural address of the new U.S. President and his nationalist “new deal” for the world.

November 22, 2016

Six Perspectives that Explain Trump’s Views on Asia

By Anishka De Zylva,  Barana Waidyatilake,  

Reading Time: 8 min read Anishka De Zylva and Barana Waidyatilake on how Donald Trump’s presidency will affect economics, security and governance in Asia.

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