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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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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Between the Mountains and Diplomacy: Nepal’s Quest for Stability and Sovereignty

By Dr. Irfan ul Haq from University of Kashmir & Joshua Bowes from SAFN The analysis explores Nepal’s dual challenge: mitigating the impact of natural calamities while adeptly navigating the geopolitical currents shaped by its powerful neighbours. Introduction Nestled amidst the towering peaks of the Himalayas, Nepal presents a unique case study in the realm…

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Bangladesh Elections 2024: An Overview

By Md Salman Rahman Introduction On January 7th, 2024, Bangladesh conducted its 12th parliamentary election amidst intense political tensions gripping the nation. Awami League’s victory for the fourth consecutive term has managed to clinch the victory. The period leading up to the polls was characterised by clashes between opposing factions. The Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) and Jamaat-e-Islami,…

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Building a Shared Future from BRI : Revisiting the Asian Regional Order

At the 3rd Belt and Road Forum in Beijing, SAFN Executive Director Asanga Abeyagoonasekera presented a research paper on ‘Building a Shared Future from BRI: Revisiting the Asian Regional Order with Sustainability & Synergy’. Mr Abeyagoonasekera said “Spirit of Bandung could be revisited with ‘Shared Future’ and ‘Vasudhaiva kutumbakam’ concepts to draw an Asian regional…

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