Sri Lanka


Thailand Takes Back Elephant From Sri Lanka Over Abuse Claim

Deutsche Welle

The 29-year-old elephant was flown back home on a flight which cost hundreds of thousands of US dollars. The Sri Lankan prime minister previously apologized to Thailand over the animal's condition.


China, India Vie for Influence in Sri Lanka Amid Economic Turmoil

Deutsche Welle

Sri Lanka — with its strategic location at the crossroads of busy shipping routes — has become an arena of geopolitical rivalry and maritime competition between India and China.


Why Young Protesters in Sri Lanka Are Wary of Traditional Politics

Deutsche Welle

Sri Lanka is facing one of the worst economic crises in recent decades, triggering public anger and mass protests, which have fostered unity across ethnic and religious lines.

South China Sea Construction

China Is Planning a New Network of Indian Ocean Bases

David Brewster

China is attempting to expand its naval reach across another ocean.


Alarm Bells Ringing over Thailand's Chinese-Funded Canal Plans

David Brewster

Some security analysts worry that the canal would solve China’s famous "Malacca Dilemma" by allowing its oil tankers to avoid the narrow, crowded and vulnerable Malacca Strait and even give the Chinese navy a new route into the Indian Ocean.


China Hits Speed Wobbles Driving the Silk Road through Sri Lanka

Dániel Balázs

'Beijing has already burnt itself in Myanmar, Thailand and Laos, where the public is becoming hostile to Chinese projects. Like a chain, the Belt and Road is as strong as its weakest link and public perceptions toward China can become an existential issue for Beijing’s ambitious initiative.'


Sandmining is Destroying Asia’s Rivers

The Third Pole

Uncontrolled and mostly illegal extraction of sand and rocks from riverbeds for construction is killing rivers across South Asia and China, and must be tightly controlled.


Cambodia, Sri Lanka and the China Debt Trap

Veasna Var and Sovinda Po

Cambodia must be aware that China’s influence in the country will grow as the loans increase.

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