Image

Experts Comment

Post

Japan’s Naval Diplomacy in the Bay of Bengal: In Pursuit of a Sound Peacetime Commitment Strategy in Establishing a Stable Maritime Order

Today, Japan’s naval diplomacy has become one of the key elements in securing peace and stability in the Indo-Pacific region. Notably, the Japan Maritime Self Defense Force (MSDF) has focused on strengthening its peacetime commitment strategy which is designed to establish a more stable international security environment and to deter armed attack, rather than to exert itself in the traditional so-called “gunboat diplomacy.” This strategy is pursued directly and indirectly by means of bilateral and multilateral cooperation in the realm of maritime security with the U.S. as well as other likeminded countries including the Republic of Korea, Australia, ASEAN countries and India. This article explores the growing importance of Japan’s peacetime maritime commitment strategy, specifically in the Bay of Bengal which has increasingly become an area of strategic and economic competition between rising regional powers such as China and India in the midst of relative decline of the U.S. influence in the region.

Read more
Post

Looking through the Environmental Lens of Unregulated Tourism

Looking through the Environmental Lens of Unregulated Tourism

Read more
Post

Security Cooperation through BIMSTEC : A New Approach to Regional Security by Natasha Fernando

The Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC) is a sub-regional organization comprised of Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Myanmar and Thailand. []BIMSTEC has defined itself as a ‘sector-driven’ organization for cooperation in areas of mutual interest which includes, trade, technology, energy, transport, tourism, fisheries, agriculture, public health, poverty alleviation, counter-terrorism, environment, culture, people to people contact and climate change.

Read more
Post

Large Scale infrastructure projects of Sri Lanka, democracy and anti-globalization sentiment - by Natasha Fernando

Large Scale infrastructure projects of Sri Lanka, democracy and anti-globalization sentiment.

Read more
Post

Mediating Radicalism of the Undergraduate Youth of Sri Lanka by Piyumani Ranasinghe

Mediating Radicalism of the Undergraduate Youth of Sri Lanka by Piyumani Ranasinghe

Read more