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Reclaiming Katchatheevu: Beyond Modi’s Electoral Ploy 

By Syed Imran Sardar[i] For political parties, compelling narratives and inspiring slogans are important vehicles to mobilize mass support ahead of elections. The importance of such narratives increase manifold when the existence of a certain political party is at stake in a particular constituency. This is the case with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in…

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Modi’s Wolf Warrior Diplomacy Opens a Window for China in South Asia

By Asanga Abeyagoonasekera, Executive Director SAFN “The Indian Government’s questioning of US democracy is to cover up BJP’s domestic misadventure in curtailing democracy, and Narendra Modi’s vilification of Muslims during the election will impact India’s immediate periphery”. “China will benefit from Iran’s diplomatic shift to South Asia and Modi’s Wolf Warrior Diplomacy.” “The recent victory…

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Undemocratic Rule of Modi’s India is a Security Threat to South Asia

By Asanga Abeyagoonasekera – Executive Director SAFN “When a significant civilisational state is astray, it impacts its neighbourhood and stability, threatening regional security.” “West’s neglect of India’s smaller neighbours served to boost India’s ambitions in the region” “With India’s undemocratic practices, will Modi deliver the strategic partnership Washington seeks?” Is India a Democracy? One of the…

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Strategic Foresight: A Catalyst for Economic Recovery

By Air Chief Marshal Gagan Bulathsinghala, Senior Fellow SAFN Sri Lanka should also consider the national security clearance aspect of large-scale foreign strategic projects. Strategic planning is great if your environment is stable and unchanging but should be better when we are facing “VUCA” – Volatility, Uncertainty, Chaos, and Ambiguity.  We must expect the unexpected. However,…

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India at Crossroads: How Modi’s Hindu Nationalist Party is Reshaping the Nation’s Identity and Future

By – N.G Ishini Shashipraba  Pic:WikiMediaCommons “This vision has been a subject of intense debate and controversy, with critics arguing that it goes against the Country’s secular and pluralistic traditions and undermines the rights and freedoms of minority communities“ Hindutva is a political ideology that stresses the role of the supremacy of Hindu culture and…

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Sri Lankan Prime Minister’s Beijing Visit an Invitation for Chinese Strategic Expansion 

By Asanga Abeyagoonasekera, Executive Director SAFN ‘China wishes to push forward BRI in Sri Lanka fully’ ‘Agreement on Chinese Marine Scientific Research Despite the Moratorium’  ‘Chinese Debt restructuring promises and expansion of Chinese investment portfolio in Sri Lanka’ ‘Attempt to implicate India in the Easter Sunday Terror attack and Sri Lanka becoming an Indian sub-colony’…

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Rise of Ultra-Nationalism and Elections, Tamil Nationalism and Resurrection of LTTE Ideology in Sri Lanka

By Asanga Abeyagoonasekera, Executive Director SAFN The Tamil Nationalism propagated in the north of Sri Lanka will significantly influence the Sinhalese Buddhist Nationalism in the south. Four factors will propel Sinhalese Buddhist ultra-nationalism to impact elections. There is a high possibility of an ‘India-Out’ campaign in Sri Lanka, just like in Maldives. A day before…

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Air Chief Marshal Gagan Bulathsinghala honoured  by SAFN in Washington, DC

South Asia Foresight Network (SAFN) in Washington, D.C., has invited Air Chief Marshal Gagan Bulathsinghala RWP RSP VSV USP to be an honorary Senior Fellow.  The South Asia Foresight Network (SAFN) functions under the Millennium Project in Washington, DC. The SAFN is one of the fastest growing South Asia networks in Washington DC, consists of individuals, think tanks and other…

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