Extended analyses on foreign policy issues
LKI’s Barana Waidyatilake and Myra Sivaloganathan consider how Sri Lanka could integrate Buddhist values into foreign policy messaging, to strengthen its transnational ties and mitigate the rise of Sinhalese-Buddhist extremist groups.
In the latest of a series of papers resulting from the Sri Lanka Foreign Policy Forum 2017, LKI’s Barana Waidyatilake outlines the measures that Sri Lanka must take to ensure its security against the shifting geopolitical dynamics of the Indian Ocean region.
Kanishka Jayasuriya analyses the nature of the geoeconomic shift that is reshaping the regional order, and considers its implications for Sri Lankan foreign policy.
LKI’s Kadira Pethiyagoda discusses India-China relations, the drivers of conflict and cooperation for the two regional powers, and the implications for Sri Lanka.
LKI’s Anishka De Zylva & Ganeshan Wignaraja highlight why Sri Lanka must invest to benefit from Asia’s rapidly growing digital economy, and propose a four-prong approach covering (i) foreign direct investment and exports, (ii) education, (iii) digital infrastructure, and (iv) regulations.
The first in a series of papers resulting from LKI’s Sri Lanka Foreign Policy Forum, this Policy Brief by Dr. Farzana Haniffa traces barriers to reconciliation, accountability, and the human rights in Sri Lanka, and calls for change in local engagement on transitional justice issues.
Ganeshan Wignaraja examines the role of reforms in the growth of India and China, and the outlook for the future under the new strategy of Xi and Modi.
Barana Waidyatilake argues that the increasing strategic importance of the Indian Ocean, among other factors, makes this an opportune time for the Indian Ocean Rim Association to scale up cooperation and connectivity among member states, which can begin at the sub-regional level.
Anishka De Zylva looks at the radicalisation of youth in Sri Lanka, and considers how Sri Lanka can more effectively counter such radicalisation by wider international engagement.
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