Extended analyses on foreign policy issues
Reading Time: 11 min read Barana Waidyatilake outlines Sri Lanka’s policies repositioning itself as a regional leader in diplomacy and as an economic hub of the Indian Ocean.
Reading Time: 11 min read LKI’s Malinda Meegoda explores escalating military spending in the Indian Ocean and what that means for security in the region in his latest Policy Brief.
Reading Time: 15 min read 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.
Reading Time: 14 min read 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.
Reading Time: 16 min read Kanishka Jayasuriya analyses the nature of the geoeconomic shift that is reshaping the regional order, and considers its implications for Sri Lankan foreign policy.
Reading Time: 14 min read 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.
Reading Time: 9 min read 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.
Reading Time: 12 min read 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.
Reading Time: 12 min read 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.
Reading Time: 16 min read 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.
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