Samples of Recent Publications  

Corporate and Educational Entities Need to Develop Networks (an Interview), Sunday Observer, November 26, 2017.

The BRI and the Buddhist Kingdom of Lanka, Sunday Observer, November 12, 2017.

Trump and America’s China Problem, The Globalist, November 7, 2017.

Decoding President Xi’s Thought for America’s Global Leadership, China-US Focus, November 6, 2017.

The Problem of President Trump and His Chinese Tutor on North Korea, Minnesota Post, Novermber 3, 2017.

Why China-US Trade Conflicts Won’t End in War: No Matter How Loud the Threats (with Sheng Cui), South China Morning Post, September 15, 2017.

The Past as Prologue in Sino-Sri Lankan Intercourse: How the Colombo Lotus Tower Becomes a “Buddhist Way” to Navigate Geopolitical Rivalry Between China and India, Harvard International Review, September 14, 2017.

Can Sino-US Ties Overcome “Thucydides Trap”? History Offers Insights, Global Times, July 3, 2017. (Click here for PDF; for the Chinese version, click here).

East or West: A Better Life is Dream for All, Shanghai Daily, June 30, 2017. (Click here for PDF).

How Donald Trump Betrayed American Values and Jeffersonian Legacy with Trip to Saudi Arabia, South China Morning Post, June 1, 2017.

America’s Anti-Democracy Message to the World, The Globalist, May 27, 2017.

The Lotus Tower and Buddhist Diplomacy, Financial Times, May 16, 2017.

Peace and War in Sino-America: Forget the Headlines and Follow the Trendlines for a Better World (with Joey Wang), Harvard International Review, May 2, 2017.

Trump’s “America first” and Xi Jinping’s “China first”: How Different are They? South China Morning Post, April 14, 2017 (Reprinted, click here for PDF).

The Future of American “Trumpire” As If China Mattered, China-US Focus, April 11, 2017.

Sino-American Trade Relations: The Rhetoric Needs to Match the Reality (with Joey Wang), Georgetown Journal of International Affairs, March 31, 2017.

As Trump Leads a China Revolution in the Heartland, the Midwest Soybean Makes the Middle Kingdom Great Again, Minnesota Post, (Reprinted) March 8, 2017.

From Tea to Soybeans: Trade Ensures China and the US are Inextricably Linked, South China Morning Post, March 5, 2017.

Why America Can’t Afford to Get Into a Trade War with China (with Joey Wang), National Interest, March 3, 2017.

America’s Mutually Assured Prosperity (MAP) Doctrine, China-US Focus, February 16, 2017.

President Trump and the Sino-American DNA, Harvard University’s Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies, February 1, 2017.

Commerce is Destiny: Revival of Silk Road Civilization and Sino-American Relations, China International Studies, January-February, 2017.

Is China on the Road to International Isolation? (with Dániel Balázs), The Diplomat, January 21, 2017.

“Beautiful Country” But Dispensable? China-US Focus, January 16, 2017.

Will Donald Trump Make China Great Again? South China Morning Post, December 14, 2016.

President Xi’s Silk Road Conundrum (with Dániel Balázs), China-US Focus, October 24, 2016.

Sino-US Relations: For China and the US, Bound by Trade, Great Power Brings Great Responsibility (with Sheng Cui), South China Morning Post, October 11, 2016.

Will Sri Lanka be the Flagship Nation of a New Dynamic? (with Dániel Balázs), The Globalist, May 8, 2016.

Who Can Contain China When U.S. Policy Fails? (with Joey Wang), The Globalist, May 1, 2016.

Interview of Patrick Mendis: A Discussion of Sri Lanka’s Foreign Policy Under President Maithripala Sirisena, The Diplomat, April 30, 2016.

The Eagle and the Dragon, Harvard International Review, April 21, 2016.

When the TPP and One Belt, One Road Meet (with Dániel Balázs), East Asia Forum, April 26, 2016.

Why the US will Gain Nothing from Seeking to Contain China (with Joey Wang), South China Morning Post, April 26, 2016.

Colombo Consensus 2.0: The new Sri Lankan Government is Re-balancing Its Foreign Policy, Drifting Away from China’s Orbit Toward a More Equidistant Engagement with India and the United States (with Dániel Balázs), Foreign Policy, October 1, 2015.

China’s Manifest Destiny in America: Will Beijing and Washington Create a New Commercial Civilization to Benefit All? Harvard International Review, June 8, 2015.

Chinese, American, or Pacific Dream (with Gary Schwarz), China Daily, November 13, 2014.

Beijing’s Menlou Doctrine: If it Was Good for America, Should It be Good for China, Harvard International Review (click here for PDF file), November 6, 2004.

A ‘Cool’ War, Beijing Review, June 23, 2014.

The Impending “Peaceful War” Between China and America Over Cyber-spying, Huffington Post, June 5, 2014.

Chinese Behavior in Asian Seas Driven by Monroe Doctrine of Its Own, South China Morning Post, (reprint), May 26, 2014.

China Follows America’s Monroe Doctrine as Obama Pursues a Policy of Ambiguity, Minnesota Post, May 21, 2014.

Creating a Commercial Civilization, Beijing Review, May 1, 2014.

The Empress of China Inaugurated the Trans-Pacific Partnership, Huffington Post, March 21, 2014.

Birth of a Pacific Order, Harvard International Review, April 9, 2013.

How Washington’s Asia Pivot and the TPP can Benefit Sino–American Relations, East Asia Forum, March 6, 2013.

Selected Book Chapters

United States of America (chapter)  in The Encyclopedia of the Sri Lankan Diaspora (Peter Reeves, ed.), Singapore, March 2014.

Dealing With Emerging Powers: US-India Civil Nuclear Agreement, (with Leah Green), Project on National Security Reform (Richard Weitz, ed.), Washington, DC., 2009.

Public Policy Interventions, Market Economics, and Income Distribution in The End of the Asian Model? (Holger Henke and Ian Boxill, eds.), Amsterdam, 2000.

Selected Journal Articles

China’s Buddhist Diplomacy: Why Do America and India Entangle with Tiny Sri Lanka? Columbia Journal of International Affairs, February, 2013.

The Voice of the House: Edward Burdick and the Evolution of the Minnesota House of Representatives, Minnesota History Quarterly, Winter 2012.

Destiny of the Pearl: How Sri Lanka’s Colombo Consensus Trumped Beijing and Washington in the Indian Ocean, Yale Journal of International Affairs, September 2012. (click here for the PDF file).

Security for Sale: The Great Game of the US-Indian Civil Nuclear Cooperation Treaty and Its Implications for China and Pakistan (with Leah Green), The SAIS Europe Journal, April 1, 2012.

The Colombo-Centric New Silk Road, Economic & Political Weekly (India), December, 2012.

The Sri Lankan Silk Road: The Potential War Between China and the United States, Harvard International Review, November 30, 2012.

Government-wide Collaboration to Boost National Trade (with Leah Green), The Public Manager, January 15, 2010.

Globalization: Our Connected World, Lanka Monthly Digest, February 2008.

Chindia: Does Culture Matter in Hindu and Confucian Economies? (with Leah Green), Global Economic Review, December 2008.

Confucian Economics at Work in Korean Unification, The SAIS Observer, Johns Hopkins University, June 2007.

New Multilateralism in Action for Peace: A Case Study of the US-led Operation Unified Assistance in the Asian Tsunami Disaster (with US Air Force Captain Jaime Alvarado), Global Economic Review,  June 2007.

Evaluation of World Bank Policy Analysis: The East Asian Economic Miracle and Poverty Alleviation Policies in Sri Lanka, Whitehead Journal of Diplomacy and International Relations, Winter-Spring 2006.

Americanization of Globalization: Is the United States the Un-centralized World Power for Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness? The Public Manager, Fall 2005.

Science, Technology, and Intellectual Property Rights in American Foreign Policy, Journal of Technology Law & Policy, June 2004.

Food Security, Subsidies, Energy, and the Environment, Energy & Environment, 2001.

Samples of Newspaper Articles

The Empress of China Inaugurated the Trans-Pacific Partnership, Huffington Post, March 21, 2014.

US-Pacific Grand Vision Could Greatly Affect Minnesota Trade, Minnesota Post, March 4, 2014.

What Does the China Dream Really Mean? South China Morning Post, March 14, 2013.

How Washington’s Asia Pivot and the TPP can Benefit Sino–American Relations, East Asia Forum, March 6, 2013.

Chinese Renaissance Man is Touched by America’s Heartland, Minnesota Post, November 10, 2012.

Will Xi’s Ascension Herald Political Reform? South China Morning Post, November 9, 2012.

US Must Stop China-Bashing: Take a Leaf from Lanka’s History, Sunday Times, October 28, 2012.

China-Bashing Doesn’t Match US Values, Global Times, October 25, 2012 (reprint).

China-Bashing Rhetoric Like Romney’s is Counterproductive, Minnesota Post, October 23, 2012.

Religious Faith and Public Life: Reflections on Edward Burdick’s Life, Minnesota Post, March 14, 2012.

His Position was Local; His Reach, Worldwide, Star Tribune (Minneapolis), March 18, 2011.

Crossing Paths: US’s Past, China’s Future, China Daily (Beijing), September 3, 2009.

A Student’s Memory of Harlan Cleveland, Minnesota Post, June 9, 2008 (See also in Washington Post, June 6, 2008).

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