Regional Centre for Strategic Studies (RCSS), since its inception as an independent think tank, has sought to encourage research, dialogue and deliberation on a broad range of conventional and non-conventional sources of conflict. Over the years it has endeavored to bring together scholars, academics, practitioners and civil society, in the context of addressing a wide range of issues prevailing in the international system and providing them with sustainable solutions
To this end, RCSS is pleased to launch the RCSS E-Multilogue.
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This Multilogue aims to engage with a wide cross section of individuals, in order to discuss and share thoughts, analysis and viewpoints on contemporary international events and issues. Furthermore, it provides the perfect platform for undergraduates, scholars, practitioners and all interested groups to convene and remain abreast of the most current and trending topics in South Asia and beyond.
The moderated blog specifically aims to create multiple conversations and discussions on a series of topics which can be approached by different lenses, perspectives and stakeholders. This Multilogue also hopes to connect young students and practitioners with senior scholars and academics, with the broader purpose of stimulating critical discussion, creating interaction, building networks, and contributing towards the wider expansion of knowledge in the field of international relations.
All views expressed by the writers are their own and not the opinion of RCSS.
Every Month, RCSS will announce a theme in order to prompt discussion on a selected contemporary issue of regional and/or international significance.
All interested parties are invited to comment on the Theme and share their own thoughts and views on the specific topic. Upon review, these replies/ new topics, related to the theme, will be published on the site.
Students, scholars, and practitioners are invited to respond to the think piece, comments, or articles for the duration of the month. All participants must include their names and affiliations. Anonymous posting will not be approved.
In parallel to the discussions, opinion polls would be conducted on critical questions related to the identified topic, as well as provide an opportunity for participants to determine topics for the upcoming weeks.
Comments should not exceed 200 words, and articles should not exceed 300 words on the given topic area. Submissions should be original pieces of work. Plagiarized, and/or materials that have already been published elsewhere will not be accepted.
Please note the blog aspires to publish only constructive analysis and criticism, excluding insult and hate speech, in order to maintain a level of academic vigor and positive engagement of the site.
The RCSS held five advocacy meetings for women in higher education, health, governance, and SMEs in line with the Asia Foundation Sri Lanka's "Women's Voice and Leadership" Project. Here, you can read the thoughts expressed by the participants on the various challenges they faced being a woman.
Sri Lanka is widely recognised as a haven for a variety of tropical flora and fauna which enhances the beauty of the island and attracts tourists from across the world.
Human trafficking and drug trade are global issues that affect many lives daily. Globalisation has increased the opportunities for women to migrate, while the relaxing of regulations of migration has paved the way to violation of rights of women and children.
The Singapore-registered X-Press Pearl had been burning for two weeks near the port of Colombo which was carrying 25 tonnes of nitric acid, other chemicals, cosmetics and oil.