Will Djibouti Become Latest Country to Fall Into China’s Debt Trap?
The African country houses a key U.S. military base, making it a particular concern for Washington.
On China’s New Silk Road, Democracy Pays A Toll
China's vast foreign investment program comes at a sharp cost to human rights and good governance
Xi’s Long March on American Democracy
The United States can’t sit back and watch as China quietly colonizes the West.
Asia Is Trawling for a Deadly Fishing War
Growing tensions between Sri Lankan and Indian fishermen are just one signal of a looming conflict over the region's depleted waters.
Venezuela’s Road to Disaster Is Littered With Chinese Cash
Politicized loans left the socialist South American country trapped under a mountain of Chinese debt — but now others want to sign up for Beijing's "generosity."
Beware the Ides of Leaving the Human Rights Council
Yes, it’s a flawed body. But if Trump abandons the HRC, it will give Russia, China, and Iran a free hand to rewrite the global rules on human rights.
Sri Lankan Teenager Hacks President’s Website Twice to Demand New Date For College Exams
How do high schoolers attempt to get out of exams these days? In Sri Lanka, one of them has turned to hacking the president's website.
Taking Back the Indian Ocean
India’s relaxed shipping rules could spell trouble for China's attempts to increase its influence in the Indian Ocean.
Rumors About AIDS Shuts Down Sri Lankan School
After rumors a Sri Lankan boy had AIDS, his classmates stopped showing up to school.
How Can Sri Lanka Demonstrate its Commitment to Peace?
As Sri Lanka deals with its violent past, incremental moves taken right now could lay the groundwork for the genuine peace.
Colombo Consensus 2.0
The new Sri Lankan government is re-balancing its foreign policy, drifting away from China's orbit toward a more equidistant engagement with India and the United States.
America’s Sri Lankan Dilemma
The United States and the U.N. must ensure that Sri Lanka's reconciliation process is fair and just, rather than leaving the Sri Lankan government to its own devices.
Sri Lanka: It’s Time to Turn Promises Into Action
In order to help ensure that Colombo fully commits to reform, sustained engagement from the United States and other members of the international community is more important than ever.
Elite Fundraiser for Obama and Clinton Linked to Justice Department Probe
An FP investigation shows that Imaad Zuberi, who has bundled hundreds of thousands of dollars for leading Democrats, failed to disclose the extent of his ties to a foreign government.
Rajapaksa on the Ropes
Sri Lanka's former president faces an uphill battle in his quest to become the country's next prime minister.
Sri Lanka: Back to the Future?
Sri Lanka's authoritarian former president is on the brink of a political resurgence. His electoral success would put a halt to the country's already troubled political reform process.
Can Google’s Fleet of High-Altitude Balloons Bring the Internet to the World’s Unconnected?
Two out of three people on Earth can't access the Internet. Google hopes its whimsically named "Project Loon" can change that.
Sri Lanka’s Wounds of War
The new Sri Lankan government must make reconciliation a top priority in order to move the country past a brutal, decades-long civil war.
More Electoral Surprises in Sri Lanka?
The timing of Sri Lanka's parliamentary elections has significant ramifications for the country’s domestic politics and Colombo’s relationship with the international community.
Sri Lanka’s Tortuous Path to Reconciliation and Justice
Elections might have ousted an authoritarian leader, but without the political will of Sri Lanka’s new president, genuine reconciliation may continue to elude the island nation.