Kadira Pethiyagoda, nationalinterest.org
China's Legacy in Sri Lanka's Civil War Gives It a Diplomatic Edge
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China, India, and the United States have all been accused of interfering in Sri Lanka during both the 2015 election and the recent turmoil. While these countries have denied it, what is likely is that China’s new-found confidence in its image is based in an increasing insight into Sri Lankan politics, an insight that helps Beijing capitalize on the current situation.
In particular, Beijing’s strategists may have come to appreciate the lingering trauma of the three-decade civil war in the minds of Sri Lankans of all ethnic groups. …
The American and European positions during the war were viewed by large parts of the population as, at best, acquiescent to the separatist cause, and at worst, pursuing a clandestine divide-and-conqu..
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PORTLAND, Maine, Feb. 6, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Since 1969, CIEE has been a leading provider of public diplomacy [JB emphasis] programs, bringing foreign students and young professionals from countries around the globe to the United States on cultural exchange programs for work and study. To celebrate 50 years of making the great American experience accessible to people from a broad cross-section of nations and cultures through CIEE Work & Travel USA, in 2019, CIEE will award up to $50,000 in grants to exchange alumni who are working to make change in their home countries.
CIEE's Changemaker in Action Grants are designed to increase the impact of social change efforts such as the Green Art Fest..