The Lakshman Kadirgamar Institute of International Relations and Strategic Studies is the realisation of a goal actively pursued by the late Minister, to fulfill the country's need for a think tank. The Institute also reflects Minister Kadirgamar’s vision for Sri Lanka, by promoting the country’s intellectual profile in the field of foreign policy research and engagement.


I am impressed with LKI‘s effort to structure and break down the speeches and presentations of the excellent speakers that the institute hosted over the course of the last year. The publication gives very insightful lessons for some of the most pressing issues that the global community is facing. It is an honor for Konrad Adenauer Stiftung to see that its Chairman, Prof. Norbert Lammert, is featured in this publication amongst other outstanding thinkers.

—Christian Echle Konrad Adenauer Foundation, speaking about the book 'What's Ahead in 2018'

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