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Politics South and Central Asia

Sri Lanka polls see a new dawn

Sri Lanka’s elections usher in an unexpected change in leadership, but the new government will be faced with a variety of political and economic challenges.  President Mahinda Rajapakse was dislodged after a decade

Security South and Central Asia

Al-Qaeda will reignite sectarian conflict in Sri Lanka

al-Qaeda’s spread into South Asia will encourage both significant ramp-up of security and possibly further marginalization of Muslim populations, leaving an already fragile society susceptible to sectarian divide and conflict. In early

Economics South and Central Asia

Sri Lanka’s Tamils search for economic lifeline

As the Sri Lankan government continues to evade international investigations into war time atrocities, Sri Lanka’s Tamils have sought economic opportunities with mixed results. For Sri Lanka’s Tamils, the legacy of

Asia Pacific Politics

Indian PM Modi’s visit puts Bhutan in the spotlight

This June, Narendra Modi, India’s new Prime Minister, has chosen Bhutan as the destination for his first foreign visit. This decision has important consequences for Bhutan and its future economic path.

Asia Pacific Natural resources and energy

Has India lost the bid for Sri Lanka’s hydrocarbons?

There have been signs of natural gas and oil reserves off the coast of Sri Lanka since the 1970s. However, a prolonged, bloody civil war lead to a halt in

Asia Pacific Economics

Sri Lanka rising from the ashes

Still emerging from a brutal 26-year civil war that ended in May 2009, Sri Lanka’s economy has experienced unprecedented growth and stability. The protracted conflict subjected the population to extreme