International Affairs

May 28, 2019

Foreign Policy White Papers: Indispensable or Cosmetic?

By Shakthi De Silva,  

Reading Time: 5 min read LKI’s Shakthi De Silva examines the Foreign Policy White Papers (FPWP) from around the world, and considers the tangible benefits of an FPWP for Sri Lanka.

April 2, 2019

Why is it Important to Get Youth Involved in Foreign Affairs and How?

By Maharoof, Shihan,  

Reading Time: 6 min read LKI’s Shihan Maharoof considers how youth can engage with international institutions and initiatives and contribute their ideas to resolve global issues.

March 28, 2019

The Post-2015 Foreign Policy Framework: Sri Lanka as a Centre of the Indian Ocean

By Ganeshan Wignaraja,  Dinusha Panditaratne,  

Reading Time: 4 min read LKI’s Ganeshan Wignaraja and Dinusha Panditaratne make a case for a rules-based order in the Indian Ocean to address some of the key regional economic and geopolitical risks and opportunities.

October 29, 2018

10 Key International Treaties and Agreements Sri Lanka is Party To

By Pabasara Kannangara,  

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.

October 1, 2018

Can International Litigation Solve the India-Sri Lanka Fishing Dispute?

By Natalie Klein,  

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.

May 3, 2018

The Rohingya Crisis and Implications for Sri Lanka

By Divya Hundlani,  

Reading Time: 7 min read LKI’s Divya Hundlani looks at Myanmar’s Rohingya refugee crisis and considers its implications for Sri Lanka.

April 18, 2018

Insights and Lessons from the 2018 Maldives Crisis: Three Perspectives

By Anishka De Zylva,  Nimaya Harris,  

Reading Time: 4 min read Image Credit: niromax / depositphotos Nimaya Harris and Anishka De Zylva* Political tensions in the Maldives escalated on 5 February 2018 when … Continue reading Insights and Lessons from the 2018 Maldives Crisis: Three Perspectives

November 20, 2017

The Paris Agreement is an Opportunity for Sri Lanka

By Anishka De Zylva,  

Reading Time: 5 min read Anishka De Zylva highlights the importance of the Paris Agreement and explores how Sri Lanka can maximise its financial and other opportunities.

May 9, 2017

‘Diplomacity’ in the 21st Century: Why Sri Lanka’s Local Mayors must become Global Players

By Rapti Ratnayake,  

Reading Time: 5 min read Rapti Ratnayake looks at how Colombo can take advantage of the opportunities afforded through city-to-city and mayor-to-mayor links to become a globally competitive city.

January 25, 2017

What did Trump’s Inaugural Address say on Foreign Policy?

By Dinusha Panditaratne,  

Reading Time: 5 min read Dr. Dinusha Panditaratne looks at the inaugural address of the new U.S. President and his nationalist “new deal” for the world.

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