US Foreign Policy, the China-Russia Axis, and Revisiting Geopolitics of Spykman

By Asanga Abeyagoonasekera, Executive Director SAFN Photo Credit: Macedonian Academy of Sciences and Arts, CC BY-SA 4.0 , via Wikimedia Commons ‘When the elephants dance, the grass gets beaten,’ the great power competition, rivalry, and conflict pose a significant threat to many nations. With rigid policies, Washington has lost the flexibility and agility in its foreign policy…

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China Seeks to Regain Momentum in Maldives During Election Year

By Mimrah Ghafoor – Associate Fellow at SAFN  June 5th, 2023 Pic: Foreign Minister Abdulla Shahid of the Maldives with State Councilor and Foreign Minister of China, Wang Yi  The year 2022 marked both the bicentennial of formal diplomatic relations between the Maldives and China, and the penultimate year leading to the Maldives’ presidential elections, scheduled for September…

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Synergetic Thinking for the Absence of Multilateralism in South Asia

Asanga Abeyagoonasekera, Jerome C. Glenn and Josh Bowes As India’s population of 1.428 billion will pass China’s 1.426 billion this April 2023 (see graph), perceptions toward India and China will change. India’s strong regional leadership and growing economy – will it become a world leader acting like many others throughout history playing zero-sum geopolitical power…

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