The U.N. peacekeeping department last week banned the deployment of non-essential Sri Lankan army troops in U.N. peacekeeping missions, citing the country’s appointment of an alleged war criminal to a top military post. The appointment of Sri Lanka’s new army chief, Lt. General Shavendra Silva, was criticized by the U.N., the United States, and the […]
On Easter Sunday, Sri Lanka was rocked by a series of eight coordinated bombings targeting the island-nation’s Christian communities, as well as foreign tourists who had planned to spend the holiday season in the country. Over 250 worshippers were murdered during Sunday mass, and well over 500 others were injured or hospitalized. Authorities have traced […]
In this special report, Marian Corera discusses the challenges and concerns of the One Belt One Road Initiative of China. What concerns must President Xi Jinping address to convince countries that the Belt and Road is a viable boost to the Asian economy?
In this article, Dakota Bewley investigates the the depth of Chinese infrastructure development in Africa and the possible impacts of the One Belt One Road initiative for the world order.
Sri Lanka is currently the geopolitical fulcrum between the East and the West. Dominant states in their respective regions have utilized foreign direct investment as a tool of soft power to assert influence in Sri Lanka. Investor states have funded development initiatives, believing the compounded interest of good will, will pay strategic dividends for securing […]
In this infographic, Kelsie Chasse depicts the process of deploying Canada’s Disaster Assistance Response Team and shows key points of their role in international relief.