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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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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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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SAFN Collaborates with IRIC Government Think Tank for Foreign Relations in Cambodia

21st February 2024, Phnom Peng, Cambodia. The South Asia Foresight Network SAFN in Washington DC and the International Relations Institute of Cambodia(IRIC) of the Government Royal Academy in Cambodia entered into an MOU for research collaboration and exchange.  The collaboration will enable joint research in Cambodia and the region of Southeast Asia, where the SAFN network will conduct…

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Balochistan Security Profile An assessment of the security processes in Pakistan’s Balochistan Province – Joint Publication LondonPolitica/SAFN

SAFN Research Assistant Josh Bowes and researchers at London Politica published the Balochistan Security Profile, analysing an uptick in #militant and #separatist violence in #Pakistan’s largest province. A rising trend of violence threatens regional security as well as #Chinese investment under the banner of #CPEC. Download the report from here.

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