Saturday, 20 July , 2019

Indian Ocean

Semiotics Of A Crime: ‘Pivot To Asia’ & A Call To...

By Darini Rajasingham-Senanayake June 14, 2019 “Because the Indian Ocean is sort of the world’s energy interstate and China will have a maritime presence, perhaps even a...

US eyes Sri Lanka as its military logistics hub

By M. K. BHADRAKUMAR Posted on July 3, 2019 The Easter Sunday terrorist attacks in Sri Lanka on 21st April in which 259 people were killed...

Chagos and the Dark Soul of the British Labour Party

Even if you think you know all about the Chagos story – an entire population forcibly removed from their island homeland at British gunpoint...

UN court rejects UK’s claim of sovereignty over Chagos Islands

Judges advise Britain that separating archipelago from Mauritius in 1960s was wrong 25 Feb 2019 The UK has been ordered to hand back the Chagos Islands...

UK used secret threats to keep Chagos Islands, court hears

Mauritius defence minister claims UK forced it to cede territory before independence 3 Sep. 2018 The UK has retained possession of a remote archipelago in the...

The truth about Diego Garcia

And 50 years of fiction about an American military base by David Vine, 15 June 2015 First, they tried to shoot the dogs. Next, they tried...

Mauritius ruling a ‘tool’ for Cyprus on UK bases

February 25, 2019 THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The Latest on the status of the Chagos Islands (all times local): 9:10 p.m. Cyprus’ attorney general says a...

US military logistics hub in Sri Lanka: duplicity and doublespeak

By Lasanda Kurukulasuriya While Sri Lankan politicians were distracted by apower struggle between the president and prime minister in December, the world’s superpower pulled off...

Indian Ocean geopolitics behind Western diplomatic behavior in Sri Lanka

Jan.9, 2019 By LasandaKurukulasuriya Sri Lanka’s seven-week political impasse towards the end of last year, caused by a clash between the executive and legislature, was resolved...

Sri Lanka: An urgent case for conflict prevention

By Jeffrey Feltman * October 31, 2018 No one following Sri Lanka could pretend that the partnership forged in 2015 between President Maithripala Sirisena...