Has Nepal’s left unity created space for China?

China is selling dreams for a price — greater influence over the […]

India watches Saudi Arabia’s ‘turm-oil’

With Saudi Arabia in the firm grip of a political crisis, India and the world must prepare for a steep rise in oil prices

The Quad Squad

While the Quad grouping proposed to counter China’s regional and global influence has immense possibilities, it is important that India, Japan and Australia do not depend upon the ‘unpredictable’ US excessively

Within the arc of Chinese influence

Despite best efforts by SLFP-UNP government to renegotiate port deals and avoid debt trap, Sri Lanka’s sovereignty could still be challenged by Chinese enlargement

‘The Hambantota deal is ruinous for us’

The recent Hambantota port deal struck between Sri Lanka and China has raised eyebrows in the neighbourhood. While India has expressed concerns over the island nation’s decision, the agreement has found detractors within the government in Colombo as well. In this interview, former minister Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe, who was sacked recently for criticising the deal, refuses to mince his words and lashes out against the government for mortgaging the future of the next generation with this de