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.

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.

March 26, 2019

The International Monetary Fund and Sri Lanka

By Adam Collins,  Pabasara Kannangara,  

Reading Time: < 1 min read This infographic explains how the International Monetary Fund (IMF) is involved in Sri Lanka.

January 3, 2019

International Trade: A Bleak Outlook

By Razeen Sally,  

Reading Time: 3 min read Razeen Sally, Institute of South Asian Studies, National University of Singapore, explores the causes of the recent surge of protectionism, how this trend impacts the global trade order, and considers how nations can limit the damages of the current protectionist spiral and revive a more liberal trading system.

December 27, 2018

Trade Tensions and Strained Global Cooperation

By Anushka Wijesinha,  Aquilah Latiff,  

Reading Time: 4 min read Anushka Wijesinha, an economist and an Advisor to the Ministry of Development Strategies and International Trade, and Aquilah Latiff, a former intern at the Ministry, describes the re-emergence of protectionism in the changing trade environment.

December 24, 2018

Overview of Sri Lanka-China Relations

By Grace Asirwatham,  

Reading Time: 4 min read Grace Asirwatham, State Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Sri Lanka, explores the evolution of Sri Lanka-China relations.

December 12, 2018

What is Next for Middle-Income Asia and Sri Lanka?

By Ganeshan Wignaraja,  

Reading Time: 5 min read LKI’s Ganeshan Wignaraja argues that once the political dust settles, the narrative in Sri Lanka should shift from a costly domestic political crisis to a national debate on development priorities in order for the country to achieve upper-middle income status.

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.

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