Articles By Smruti S Pattanaik

Sri Lanka: Securitising Minority Alienation

Sri Lanka: Securitising Minority Alienation

By: Smruti S Pattanaik | Date: 01 May , 2019

The Easter Sunday carnage in which more than 250, mostly Christians, were killed is the most violent terrorist act in Sri Lanka since the end of the Eelam war in 2009. A terrorist attack on this...

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New Hambantota Port Deal: China Consolidates its Stakes in Sri Lanka

New Hambantota Port Deal: China Consolidates its Stakes in Sri Lanka

By: Smruti S Pattanaik | Issue: Courtesy: IDSA | Date: 18 Aug , 2017

Some Sri Lankan economists had privately told me in 2011 that their country will find it difficult to repay the massive loan of USD 8 billion at an interest rate of more than six per cent taken...

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Sheikh Hasina’s Visit to India: an opportunity to broaden the relationship

Sheikh Hasina’s Visit to India: an opportunity to broaden the relationship

By: Smruti S Pattanaik | Issue: Courtesy: IDSA | Date: 09 Apr , 2017

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s visit to India starting on April 7 has generated an animated debate in Bangladesh. Security analysts, retired bureaucrats and opinion makers have raised concerns...

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Cancellation of the SAARC Summit: Has India Succeeded in Isolating Pakistan...

Cancellation of the SAARC Summit: Has India Succeeded in Isolating Pakistan...

By: Smruti S Pattanaik | Date: 29 Sep , 2016

India’s announcement that it will not participate in the forthcoming 19th SAARC summit scheduled to be held in Islamabad did not come as a surprise. There was already a rethink afoot on...

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