Where should Donald Trump begin in South Asia?

Where should Donald Trump begin in South Asia?

(By Alyssa Ayres is senior fellow for India, Pakistan, and South Asia at the CFR)Donald J. Trump will assume the U.S. presidency at a time of flux in South Asia. Afghanistan appears at risk of greater instability, Pakistan continues to harbor terrorists that attack its neighbors, India-Pakistan tensions…

Implementing Green Goals in SDGs in Sri Lanka

Implementing Green Goals in SDGs in Sri Lanka

(By Kanchana Wickramasinghe – Research Economist  IPS) Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) takes more of an integrated approach when compared to the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). A number of environment goals have been included in the new set of development goals, which is a major transformation from the MDGs. Accordingly, environment…

New dawn for India-Sri Lanka relations

New dawn for India-Sri Lanka relations

( PK Balachandran – Senior Journalist ) Historically, relations between India and Sri Lanka have been fraught with controversies and even high tension at times. There has always been an atavistic fear in Sri Lanka of being dominated by India, the Big Brother just 30 nautical miles away…

SAARC Minus X

SAARC Minus X

(By Dr Pradumna B. Rana) India and four other countries pulled out of the 19th summit of the South…

The India–Sri Lanka fisheries dispute: Creating a win-win in the palk bay

The India–Sri Lanka fisheries dispute: Creating a win-win in the palk bay

( By Prof. V. Suryanarayan ) The Palk Bay, a narrow strip of water separating the state of Tamil Nadu…

Justice and accountability for war related sexual violence in Sri Lanka

Justice and accountability for war related sexual violence in Sri Lanka

Sri Lankan ethnic Tamil war survivors listen to the UN, 2013. Photo: Eranga Jayawardena/ Press Association. All rights…

Exploding a nutty myth : Research on characteristics of coconut oil

Exploding a nutty myth : Research on characteristics of coconut oil

(By Eranga Samaranayake)During early 1960s there was a strong lobby against coconut oil by the Western countries producing…

China’s One Belt One Road Initiative: Implications for Sri Lanka

China’s One Belt One Road Initiative: Implications for Sri Lanka

( By Nipuni Perera- Research Officer,  IPS ) Trade along the Ancient Silk Road can be traced back…

Fishing in troubled waters

Fishing in troubled waters

(By M.A. Sumanthiran M.P) The issue of poaching by Indian trawlers in Sri Lankan waters has over the years become…

Sri Lanka ‘very concerned’ about the probable impact of a British exit from the EU

Sri Lanka ‘very concerned’ about the probable impact of a British exit from the EU

( By Ranil Wickremesinghe – Prime Minister ) As a politician who was first elected to Government in 1977,…

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