China’s Belt and Road Initiative Is a Mess, Not a Master Plan
Beijing’s foreign investments are often money-losing and driven by recipients’ own agendas.
Sri Lanka’s ruling party promised quick and decisive leadership. But with an economic meltdown looming, it should also be careful.
Rajapaksa, in a Landslide
After a major victory, the family will be able to reshape Sri Lanka to ensure their control for the long term.
For Sri Lankan Refugees, a Free and Fair Australia Is a Myth
A murder mystery is an indictment of Australia’s draconian immigration policy that has left many legitimate asylum-seekers detained, deported, or dead.
Is Sri Lanka Becoming a De Facto Junta?
In under a year, Gotabaya Rajapaksa—the former defense secretary-turned-president—has bent the democracy to its breaking point.
The Rajapaksas Will Ruin Sri Lanka’s Economy
Virulent ethnic nationalism and hateful rhetoric toward minorities might win votes, but it will lead the country to economic ruin.
The Rajapaksas Own Sri Lanka Now
Victory for the hard-line political dynasty spells dark times for democracy.
Spilling the Tea in Sri Lanka
As large colonial-era tea plantations crumble, family-owned plots are trying to take their place and save the industry.
Buddhist Anger Could Tear Sri Lanka Apart
Old hatreds are coming out in the aftermath of the Easter bombings.
You Can’t Defeat Tomorrow’s Terrorists by Fighting Yesterday’s Enemy
Countries from Sri Lanka and Israel to the United States and Norway have failed to prevent attacks because their intelligence agencies were fixated on the last threat rather than the next one.
The Global War on Terrorism Has Failed. Here’s How to Win.
Targeting terrorists and their networks brings only temporary success—but the long-term strategy needs to focus on discrediting the ideologies that attract attackers.
ISIS’s Church Attacks Break Mohammed’s Own Pledges
Assaults on Christian sites show terrorists are apostates as well as murderers.