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The danger of policy paralysis
Posted:Feb 13, 2017
 
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Sri Lanka should not let it being taken as bait in a larger geopolitical scheming
 
There was this rather intriguing article in Forbes, which read as: 
“After claiming South China Sea to be its own sea, telling America to stay off its islands, China is reaching for the Indian Ocean, telling India to stay off its own colony, Sri Lanka.” 
 
My first impression was that it was something that had been lifted from a pamphlet of Rudrakumar’s Transnational Government of Tamil Eelam. 
 
Usually it is those types who strive to pick the most demeaning of words to call us out. But, this time it happened to be not the case. Anyway, sometimes using wrong loaded words in the wrong context is no less stupid than undressing in public to impress bystanders.
 
India-China competition for power in its extended neighbourhood is as old as the birth of the two new states, India in 1947 and Communist China in 1949. 
 
John Garver, an academic, called it ‘an enduring rivalry… rooted in the decades-long, multi-layered and frequently sharp conflict.’
 

 

Daily Mirror, February 14, 2017 

 

 
 
 
 
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