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Pressure from international partners must to address Sri Lanka’s corruption: Governance Diagnostic Report 

By Rathindra Kuruwita – Associate Fellow SAFN Several Sri Lankan civil society organizations, led by Transparency International Sri Lanka (TISL), published a Governance Diagnostic Report on Sri Lanka on September 13 in Colombo. This document is publicized at a time when there is a great demand on Sri Lankan government to tackle bribery and corruption in the country,…

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Global cooperation urgently needed to govern risks of advanced AI, warns new report. 

World leaders in artificial intelligence explain future possibilities. Washington, DC August 22, 2023 – A new report by The Millennium Project warns that advanced artificial intelligence systems could emerge sooner than expected, posing unprecedented risks unless prudent governance frameworks are rapidly put in place. The report titled International Governance Issues of the Transition from Artificial Narrow Intelligence…

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Countering Violent Extremism (CVE) in the Maldives with Regional Partnerships to Secure Democratic Sovereignty

By Josh Bowes – Research Assistant SAFN Pic: WikiCommons – Public demonstration calling for Sharia Islamic Law in Maldives Extremism in the Maldives is not a new phenomenon. The South Asian country has long experienced Islamist terrorist activity that has been utilized for political gain in an effort to weaken democratic principles and freedom of expression. Opposition…

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Sri Lanka Remains Fragile, A Year After Anti-Government Protests 

By Rathindra Kuruwita – Associate Fellow SAFN On late March 2022, several hundred people, fueled by anger over a worsening economic crisis, attempted to storm then-President Gotabaya Rajapaksa’s private residence. A few weeks later, protestors gathered at the Galle Face Green and made camp, demanding the resignation of Rajapaksa and an end to the political system that…

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Climate Change Must be Part of the 2030 Agenda on Afghanistan

By Masom Jan Masomy, Research Fellow SAFN  21st June 2023 On June 5, 2023, the United Nations celebrated World Environmental Day with the trend #BeatPlasticPollution to create a clean and healthy environment. The United Nations Assistance Mission for Afghanistan (UNAMA) also promoted the same trend through its social media pages in Afghanistan to raise attention to plastic pollution…

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Pakistan in turmoil – what next?

By Prof Swaran Singh – Director SAFN June 7th, 2023 Pakistan’s unfolding political drama has taken the focus off its piecemeal economic collapse in the making and the resultant social turmoil and plight of its citizens. For the region and Pakistan watchers around the world, it has eclipsed all other issues including the Ukraine war….

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