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U.S. relations with Sri Lanka:

A Case of Impulsiveness, Missed Opportunities and Strategic Competition You can now read my latest book chapter “U.S. relations with Sri Lanka: A Case of Impulsiveness, Missed Opportunities and Strategic Competition” that was published in The Routledge Handbook of US Foreign Policy in the Indo-Pacific (2022). This chapter examines United States’ relations with Sri Lanka…… Continue reading U.S. relations with Sri Lanka:

21st Century Maritime Silk Road · Belt & Road Initiative · China · Diplomacy · Foreign Policy · Geopolitics · South Asia · Sri Lanka

Postdoctoral Fellow of Global Asia

Post from KDU- Faculty of Defence & Strategic Studies’ social media Dr. Bhagya Senaratne, Senior Lecturer, Department of Strategic Studies was offered the position of Postdoctoral Fellow of Global Asia at New York University Shanghai (NYUSH), China commencing in Fall 2022. She makes history in being the first academic from the Faculty of Defence &…… Continue reading Postdoctoral Fellow of Global Asia

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Sri Lanka’s Economic Crisis: Foreign Policy Amidst Domestic Tumult 

“Since the start of the new year, Sri Lanka has fallen deeper into an economic crisis. The crisis has led to protests across the country, the resignation of its Prime Minister, and its first debt default since independence. Ranil Wickremesinghe has recently been appointed as Sri Lanka’s prime minister for the sixth time, three days…… Continue reading Sri Lanka’s Economic Crisis: Foreign Policy Amidst Domestic Tumult 

21st Century Maritime Silk Road · Belt & Road Initiative · China · Indian Ocean Region · Sri Lanka

China’s Engagement with Maritime Nations: A Case Study

In the recorded history of Sri Lanka and Malaysia, trade with Chinese merchants, transhipment of Chinese goods, embarking of Chinese ships and people were an ordinary occurrence. Malaysia and Sri Lanka were initial subscribers of the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), when China launched BRI in 2013. Hence, the problem identified for this research is:…… Continue reading China’s Engagement with Maritime Nations: A Case Study