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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Strategic Foresight: A Catalyst for Economic Recovery

By Air Chief Marshal Gagan Bulathsinghala, Senior Fellow SAFN Sri Lanka should also consider the national security clearance aspect of large-scale foreign strategic projects. Strategic planning is great if your environment is stable and unchanging but should be better when we are facing “VUCA” – Volatility, Uncertainty, Chaos, and Ambiguity.  We must expect the unexpected. However,…

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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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Air Chief Marshal Gagan Bulathsinghala honoured  by SAFN in Washington, DC

South Asia Foresight Network (SAFN) in Washington, D.C., has invited Air Chief Marshal Gagan Bulathsinghala RWP RSP VSV USP to be an honorary Senior Fellow.  The South Asia Foresight Network (SAFN) functions under the Millennium Project in Washington, DC. The SAFN is one of the fastest growing South Asia networks in Washington DC, consists of individuals, think tanks and other…

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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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Asanga Abeyagoonasekera Appointed as a Senior Research Fellow to CPG in Thailand

November 22nd 2023, Washington DC. Asanga Abeyagoonasekera, the Executive Director at the South Asia Foresight Network (SAFN) under the Millennium Project in Washington DC, was appointed on the 17th of November, 2023, as a Senior Research Fellow(Honourary) by the German Southeast Asian Center for Public Policy and Good Governance (CPG) at Thammasat University – Faculty of Law…

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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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