A pro-China president in the Maldives is the moment Beijing has been waiting for to consolidate its expanding strategic naval footprint in the Indian Ocean.
China's massive Belt and Road initiative cost a trillion dollars and failed to achieve any goals. Now, Xi Jinping is recasting it as "small and beautiful."
China's Belt and Road project has created enormous debt at home while funding poorly used infrastructure projects in countries that cannot repay their loans.
To counter China's destructive Belt and Road Initiative, G7 nations should lead in infrastructure financing based on transparency and fairness.
Beijing's growing influence on the Maldives, already ensnared in China's debt trap, could pose a serious security threat to countries like India and Japan.
Control of Hambantota Port in Sri Lanka would provide military advantages, including vital logistics support for China's naval deployments in the Indian Ocean.
We cannot disregard the reality that some who are in Japan illegally threaten public safety. The immigration rules must assess each individual's circumstances.
Sri Lanka remains extremely vulnerable to China's predatory economic tentacles, with grave implications for key stakeholders such as India and Japan.
A new report proposes structural changes to resolve the Sri Lanka debt crisis by building on the economic and humanitarian efforts of Japan and India.
A Chinese radar base at Dondra Bay could track US military activity in Diego Garcia and also movements by Indian, Japanese and Australian ships in the...
Sri Lanka counts Japan as its second largest lender and the shutdown of Mitsubishi operations in the financially embattled country is viewed as a major setback.
Sri Lanka is strategically located at the crossroads of major shipping routes important to India and Japan and urgently needs help resolving its debt crisis.