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Wickremesinghe Elected PM of Sri Lanka

The Center is thrilled to announce that Ranil Wickremesinghe was recently elected prime minister of Sri Lanka. Wickremesinghe was a CIS Robert E. Wilhelm Fellow in the spring of 2014. While at MIT, he focused on how to formulate a constitution sans an executive presidency. He also worked with faculty and students interested in Asian regional issues. And he was the key speaker at a Starr Forum: The Indian Ocean: The Vortex of Destiny. Wickremesinghe was prime minister of Sri Lanka twice before, from May 7, 1993 to August 19, 1994 and from December 9, 2001 to April 6, 2004.

précis Fall Issue Now Online

The latest issue of précis is now available. The main features include an interview with Frank Gavin, Frank Stanton Chair in Nuclear Security Policy Studies and professor of political science at MIT; an excerpt from the book Restraint by Barry Posen, Ford International Professor of Political Science at MIT and director of the MIT Security Studies Program; and an essay Exploiting U.S. Control of the Commons in a U.S.–China Conflict by Fiona Cunninghan, a PhD student in international relations and comparative politics.

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