July 12, 2021

Profits over People: Intellectual Property Barriers and the Equitable Distribution of COVID-19 Vaccines

By Chathuni Pabasara,  

Reading Time: 6 min read LKI’s Chathuni Pabasara explores issues surrounding intellectual property rights curtailing vaccine development in the global south.

October 8, 2019

Is Sri Lanka Engaging with the Indo-Pacific?

By Nilupul Gunawardena,  

Reading Time: 5 min read LKI’s Nilupul discusses why it is in Sri Lanka’s best interest to engage with major powers in the Indo-Pacific region, through continued cooperation in all areas that could benefit Sri Lanka.

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.

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.

April 10, 2019

After Indo-Pak Tensions, Sri Lanka Should Look to the Bay of Bengal

By Ganeshan Wignaraja,  Adam Collins,  

Reading Time: 7 min read LKI’s Ganeshan Wignaraja and Adam Collins explore why BIMSTEC may be more beneficial for Sri Lanka than SAARC.

April 2, 2019

Diplomatic Dimension of Maritime Challenges Facing the Indian Ocean – One Indian Perspective

By Kumar, Yogendra,  

Reading Time: 4 min read Ambassador Yogendra Kumar, former Secretary to the Government of India unravels the diplomatic dimension of the maritime challenges of the Indian Ocean through an Indian perspective.

April 1, 2019

How to Restore Maritime Connectivity in the Bay of Bengal Region – And How the US Can Help

By Frost, Ellen L.,  

Reading Time: 6 min read Four pillars have bolstered Asia’s growth and stability: a relatively open US market, the World Trade Organization, market-fueled prosperity in a reform-minded China, and credible US security guarantees backed by a substantial US military presence. All four are now at some risk. Ellen L. Frost considers how Asian governments can mitigate these risks and deal more effectively with traditional and non-traditional security threats in the region.

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.

December 11, 2018

Sri Lanka’s Maritime Affairs in the Changing Indian Ocean

By Menik Wakkumbura,  

Reading Time: 5 min read Menik Wakkumbura, from the Bandaranaike International Diplomatic Training Institute (BIDTI), explores how Sri Lanka could promote its maritime cooperation strategy to take advantage of the economic potential of the Indian Ocean.

September 3, 2018

Sri Lanka and the Bay of Bengal Initiative: Opportunities to Grow a Vital Region

By Divya Hundlani,  Anishka De Zylva,  

Reading Time: 5 min read As 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.

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