Opinion pieces on international relations
Reading Time: 5 minutesAs 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.
Reading Time: 6 minutesIn his latest commentary, LKI’s Ganeshan Wignaraja and co-author Amitendu Pali, highlight how a Sri Lanka-Singapore Free Trade Agreement would demonstrate the regions confidence of free trade.
Reading Time: 5 minutesLKI’s Malinda Meegoda looks at how Sri Lanka can take a lead in regional nuclear non-proliferation and disarmament, by working towards a NWFZ.
Reading Time: 5 minutesLKI’s Barana Waidyatilake argues that Sri Lanka, as a smaller state in the Indian Ocean, must continue to pursue a strategy of engaging multiple actors to promote regional rules-based order.
Reading Time: 5 minutesLKI’s Anishka De Zylva considers how Sri Lanka could encourage the Indian Ocean Rim Association to take a concerted effort to tackle radicalisation in the region.
Reading Time: 4 minutesIn his latest commentary, LKI’s Ganeshan Wignaraja proposes measures to increase labour market flexibility and boost growth in Sri Lanka, following his talk at the World Bank’s Sri Lanka Development Update 2018.
Reading Time: 5 minutesLKI’s Kadira Pethiyagoda focuses on two of Sri Lanka’s important relationships—the US and China—their evolving global roles, and the significant implications for domestic politics in smaller states like Sri Lanka – particularly in relation to human rights.
Reading Time: 7 minutesLKI’s Divya Hundlani looks at Myanmar’s Rohingya refugee crisis and considers its implications for Sri Lanka.
Reading Time: 5 minutesLKI’s Dr. Ganeshan Wignaraja and Adam Collins argue, that, while reforms must be accompanied by policies to make the benefits of openness more inclusive, turning away from globalisation entirely would leave all Sri Lankan’s worse off.
Reading Time: 6 minutesLKI’s Malinda Meegoda analyses Sri Lanka’s nuclear policy, the North Korean nuclear crisis, and the way forward for smaller states such Sri Lanka to reaffirm their commitments to nuclear disarmament and non-proliferation.
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