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Wooing Sri Lanka From China's Embrace

How will Sri Lanka's new president change his country's relationship with China?

A welcome to all?

Photographer: Munir Uz Zaman/AFP/Getty Images

Is Sri Lanka the next Myanmar? After the stunning ouster of strongman Mahinda Rajapaksa in last week's elections, another small, strategically vital Asian nation would appear to have rejected China's embrace. Whether the U.S. and India can exploit this opportunity, however, will depend on whether they recognize what's unique about Sri Lanka.

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