Reading Time: 3 min read Dr. Razeen Sally, Institute of South Asian Studies, National University of Singapore, explores the causes of the recent surge of protectionism, how this trend impacts the global trade order, and considers how nations can limit the damages of the current protectionist spiral and revive a more liberal trading system.
Reading Time: 4 min read Anushka Wijesinha, an economist and an Advisor to the Ministry of Development Strategies and International Trade, and Aquilah Latiff, a former intern at the Ministry, describes the re-emergence of protectionism in the changing trade environment.
Reading Time: 4 min read Grace Asirwatham, State Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Sri Lanka, explores the evolution of Sri Lanka-China relations.
Reading Time: 5 min read LKI’s Ganeshan Wignaraja argues that once the political dust settles, the narrative in Sri Lanka should shift from a costly domestic political crisis to a national debate on development priorities in order for the country to achieve upper-middle income status.
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.
Reading Time: 5 min read Joan Moonesinghe, former Director of Bank Supervision, Central Bank of Sri Lanka, considers how Basel Regulations can mitigate an external financial shock on Sri Lanka.
Reading Time: 1 min read This infographic summaries the international treaties and agreements Sri Lanka is involved with on a global and regional/bilateral level.
Reading Time: 1 min read This infographic compares Sri Lanka’s top export and import markets in 2007 with that of 2017 to note the changes in volumes of trade as well as the trading partners.
Reading Time: 1 min read The Indian Ocean region is vast, spanning 28 nations. The region is rich in resources and home to vital sea routes, which have driven trade-led growth. This infographic summarises the potential of the Indian Ocean.
Reading Time: 5 min read In light of the India- Sri Lanka fishing dispute at Palk Strait, LKI’s Natalie Klein explores the role of international litigation at solving the dispute and the future maritime relations between the two nations.