September 5, 2019

‘Poor Old’ Sri Lanka Needs an Economic Demographic Transition Strategy: Lessons from China

By Johnston, Lauren,  

Reading Time: 6 min read Lauren Johnston, University of London, considers how China’s decades-long economic demography transition strategy may offer lessons for Sri Lanka in avoiding rapid population ageing.

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.

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.

August 1, 2019

Counterterrorism and the Rule of Law

By Coomaraswamy, Radhika,  

Reading Time: 7 min read Remarks by Radhika Coomaraswamy, former Under-Secretary-General of the UN, Special Representative for Children and Armed Conflict, and LKI Board Member, at an LKI panel discussion titled ‘From Counterterrorism to Recovery: Lessons from International Experience.’

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.

July 24, 2019

Transitioning to Renewable Energy: A Snapshot of China, India and Sri Lanka

By Sivasubramaniam, Meera,  

Reading Time: 6 min read Meera Sivsubramanium explores India’s and China’s transition to renewable energy, and the impact of these energy policies for small nations like Sri Lanka.

July 5, 2019

Should Sri Lanka Stick with the IMF?

By Adam Collins,  

Reading Time: 5 min read LKI’s Adam Collins discusses the benefits of Sri Lanka’s continued relationship with the International Monetary Fund (IMF), following the Easter Sunday attacks.

July 2, 2019

China-India Relations in Modi’s Second Term

By Li, Li,  

Reading Time: 5 min read Li Li, Institute of International Relations, Tsinghua University, discusses areas for conflict and cooperation in India-China relations.

June 26, 2019

Ageing in Asia – Silver Tsunami or Golden Opportunity?

By Lall, Priya,  

Reading Time: 5 min read Priya Lall, Queen Mary University of London, discusses implications of rapid ageing in Asia on economic growth, and policies of easing this transition.

June 17, 2019

4/21 and the Way Forward for Sri Lanka’s Social Media Landscape

By Hussain, Nuzaifa,  

Reading Time: 7 min read LKI’s Nuzaifa Hussain considers the effectiveness of social media blocks and how to curb the spread of misinformation in the aftermath of crises.

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