Extended analyses on foreign policy issues
Reading Time: 14 min read LKI’s Nilupul Gunawardena and Pabasara Kannangara helped Sri Lanka’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs with background analytical work and a workshop to formulate a revitalized Africa policy, where they explored ways Sri Lanka can develop and expand its economic links with countries in the African Region.
Reading Time: 15 min read LKI’s Amalini Fernando explores the potential of using Gastrodiplomacy as a way to aid the recovery of Sri Lanka’s tourism sector, and strengthen Sri Lanka’s brand identity through the promotion of food and culture.
Reading Time: 13 min read In light of the recent Easter attacks, Nishadi Thennakoon of the Central Bank of Sri Lanka, considers the adverse impact of internal social conflicts on Sri Lanka’s economic development.
Reading Time: 17 min read Admiral Travis Sinniah looks at the evolving global arms race, and calls for Sri Lanka to build up its knowledge, planning, and diplomatic capacity on arms control issues.
Reading Time: 12 min read Dr. Biwajit Dhar elucidates the US trade war and broader implications for global trade.
Reading Time: 12 min read LKI’s Pabasara Kannangara examines India’s Sagarmala infrastructure project and what it means for Sri Lankan ports’ role in the Indian Ocean maritime trade.
Reading Time: 17 min read LKI’s Farah Ibrahim explores the relationship between Sri Lanka and the Maldives and areas for improvement.
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.
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