SAFN at Chanakya Defence Dialogue in India

(Pic: SAFN Executive Director Asanga Abeyagoonasekera presents at Chanakya Defence Dialogue) SAFN Executive Director Asanga Abeyagoonasekera was initiated by the Indian Army and Centre for Land Warfare Studies(CLAWS) for the Chanakya Defence Dialogue in New Delhi, India. Mr.Abeyagoonasekera presented a paper on “Sri Lanka’s Foreign Policy: Navigating India and China” at the inaugural session. New…

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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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76 Years of Indian Independence – What is On the Rise for Indian Global Politics

By Shreya Krishna – Research Assistant SAFN* India celebrated its 76th year of independence in August 2023. From 1947 to 2023, India’s foreign policy decisions and tactics have shifted. In Aparna Pande’s From Chanakya to Modi: The Evolution of India’s’ Foreign Policy, she discusses how Indian exceptionalism and its historic strategy of autonomy have guided its…

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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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