India last month began its year-long presidency of the most powerful grouping, the G20. It is a watershed movement for India and South Asia. Against this backdrop, the Center for Strategic Studies - Trincomalee (CSST) organized a conference on 'India's G20: Implications for the Indo-Pacific' in Jaffna on 21 January.Read more..
China is the largest importer of northern Sri Lankan sea cucumber. A certain number of sea cucumber farmers are happy to receive top dollar. However, most northern fishermen, who traditionally rely on fishing for their livelihood, are in dire straits.Read more..
Commodore (Ret) R. S. Vasan, Former Regional Commander Coast Guard Region East, Indian Navy is currently, Director Chennai Centre for China Studies and Regional Director National Maritime Foundation Tamil Nadu.
Ambassador K.P. Fabian served in the Indian Foreign Service between 1964 and 2000, during which time he was posted to Madagascar, Austria, Iran, Sri Lanka, Canada, Finland, Qatar, and Italy. During his time in the diplomatic service, he spent three years in Iran (from 1976 to 1979), witnessing the Iranian Revolution first hand.Read more..
Erik Solheim is a Norwegian diplomat and international peace-maker.Read more..
Dmitry Stefanovich is a research fellow at the Centre for International Security, Primakov Institute of World Economy and International Relations of the Russian Academy of Sciences (IMEMO RAS) focusing on strategic stability, nuclear deterrence, and non-proliferation, long-range precision weapons, and disruptiveRead more..