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The Geopolitical Cartographer is a research foundation specialising in the Indian Ocean. We promote the study, research, and analysis of the geopolitical, geoeconomic, and maritime affair developments in the Indian Ocean, Pacific Ocean, and the connected landmass which are redrawing the global political order.​

 

“It is the emerging geopolitical cartography of the Indian Ocean that will play a dominant role in shaping the equilibrium of power in the Indo-Pacific, the emerging global power house.“

Hon. Ranil Wickremesinghe 

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Geopolitical Cartographer

Geopolitical Cartographer

The Geopolitical Cartographer is a Research Institute focused on the Indian Ocean and the connected landmass

15 hours ago

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On July 19th, 2024, The Geopolitical Cartographer had the privilege of hosting the Hon. Scott Morrison (ScoMo), 30th Prime Minister of Australia, for an insightful talk on 'Australia and the Indian Ocean' at the Grand Crystal Ballroom of the Taj Samudra Hotel in Colombo.The evening featured a dynamic discussion and Q&A session led by our Co-Patron, Mohamed Nasheed (Anni), former President of the Maldives. The event was attended by senior government officials, including the Chief of Defence Staff, General Shavendra Silva, and the Foreign Secretary Ministry of Foreign Affairs - Sri Lanka, Ms. Aruni Wijewardane. Foreign envoys from various countries, including Chargé d'Affaires of Australian High Commission, Sri Lanka, Ms. Lalita Kapur, H.E. Semih Lütfü Turgut from T.C. Kolombo Büyükelçiliği / Embassy of the Republic of Türkiye in Colombo, H.E. Miyon Lee from Korean Embassy in Sri Lanka, Mr. Katsuki Kotaro from Embassy of Japan in Sri Lanka, Mr. Douglas Sonnek from the U.S. Embassy Colombo, Sri Lanka, and Mr. Lars Bredal from the European Union in Sri Lanka and the Maldives graced the occasion. Representatives from the South African High Commission Sri Lanka, New Zealand High Commission, Sri Lanka, Embassy of Italy in Colombo - Sri Lanka, India in Sri Lanka (High Commission of India, Colombo), High Commission of Canada to Sri Lanka and Maldives, and Chinese Embassy in Sri Lanka were also present, alongside members of civil society, think tanks, and business leaders, including those from the Sri Lanka - Australia - New Zealand Business Council.Thank you to all who joined us for this engaging dialogue on ‘Australia and the Indian Ocean’.#IndianOcean #IOR #Geopolitics #Geoeconomics #Maritime #MaritimeAffairs#GeopoliticalCartographer #ScottMorrison #AustraliaAndTheIndianOcean #GlobalDialogue #InternationalRelations #SriLanka #Australia ... See MoreSee Less
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3 weeks ago

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On July 2nd 2024, Dr. Bérénice Guyot-Réchard, Senior Lecturer in 20th c. International History at King's College London, delivered a lecture on "No man's water? How the Indian Ocean became political" at General Sir John Kotelawala Defence University. The event was organized as a collaboration between the Geopolitical Cartographer and the Centre for Strategic Assessment of KDU.H.E. Lisa Whanstall, Acting High Commissioner of British High Commission Colombo, Admiral Jayantha Perera from Geopolitical Cartographer, Dr. Harinda Vidanage from Centre for Strategic Assessment, Visaka Dharmadasa, Chairperson of the Association of War Affected Women, Professor Nayani Melegoda from Regional Centre for Strategic Studies - RCSS and KDU Staff and Students participated in the discussion. #IndianOcean #IOR #IO#Geopolitics #Geoeconomics #Maritime #MaritimeAffairs#GeopoliticalCartographer #UK #SriLanka ... See MoreSee Less
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3 weeks ago

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The Geopolitical Cartographer met with delegates from the Research Office, International Department of the Central Committee, Communist Party of China, with the introduction of the Chinese Embassy in Sri Lanka on 2nd July 2024.#China #indianocean #ior #io#geopolitics #geoeconomics #Maritime #maritimeaffairs#geopoliticalcartographer ... See MoreSee Less
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3 weeks ago

Geopolitical Cartographer
We are hosting a lecture in collaboration with Centre for Strategic Assessment on "No Man's Water? How the Indian Ocean Became Political" by Dr. Bérénice Guyot-Réchard this evening.#EEZ #IO #GeopoliticalCartographer #Geopolitics ... See MoreSee Less
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3 weeks ago

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Watch our Webinar in collaboration with the Observer Research Foundation on the "India-Sri Lanka Relations: An Overview" and "Bay of Bengal and Maritime Security".www.geopoliticalcartographer.com/webinars/ The Panel included:1. India-Sri Lanka Relations: An Overview Mrs. Chitranganee Wagiswara, Director, GC Mr. Rishan de Silva, Executive Director, GC Anasua Basu, Senior Fellow, Observer Research Foundation Aditya Gowdara Shivamurthy, Associate Fellow, ORF Moderator: Sushant Sareen, Senior Fellow, ORF2. Indian Ocean and Maritime Security Dr. Rohan Perera, Director, GC Rear Admiral Jagath Ranasinghe (Retd), Director, GC Pratnashree Basu, Fellow, ORF Sayanthan Haldar, Research Assistant, ORF Moderator: Dr. Ganeshan Wignaraja, Director, GC#geopolitics #webinar #indianocean #srilanka #india #bayofbengal #maritimesecurity ... See MoreSee Less
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4 weeks ago

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The Geopolitical Cartographer is co-hosting a Webinar with Observer Research Foundation on "India-Sri Lanka Relations: An Overview" and "Bay of Bengal and Maritime Security".Currently the panelists are as follows:India-Sri Lanka Relations: An Overview1. Mrs. Chitranganee Wagiswara, Director, GC2. Mr. Rishan de Silva, Executive Director, GC3. Anasua Basu, Senior Fellow, Observer Research Foundation4. Aditya Gowdara Shivamurthy, Associate Fellow, ORF5. Moderator: Sushant Sareen, Senior Fellow, ORFIndian Ocean and Maritime Security1. Dr. Rohan Perera, Director, GC2. Rear Admiral Jagath Ranasinghe (Retd), Director, GC3. Pratnashree Basu, Fellow, ORF4. Sayanthan Haldar, Research Assistant, ORF5. Moderator: Dr. Ganeshan Wignaraja, Director, GC#geopolitics #webinar #indianocean #srilanka #india #bayofbengal #maritimesecurity ... See MoreSee Less
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1 month ago

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It was our pleasure to host Ambassador Carmen Moreno, and Deputy Ambassador, Mr. Lars Bredal of the Delegation of the European Union in Sri Lanka and the Maldives at the Geopolitical Cartographer on June 19, 2024 for a discussion on EU relationship with Sri Lanka and the Indian Ocean Region.#Eu #GlobalGateway #gsp+ #IndoPacific #indianocean #ior #io#geopolitics #geoeconomics #Maritime #maritimeaffairs#geopoliticalcartographer ... See MoreSee Less
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This morning, Ambassador Moreno met with Rishan de Silva and Chayanka Wickremesinghe of the Geopolitical Cartographer to discuss ocean #governance, #maritimesecurity and #connectivity. #EUIndoPacificstrategy #GlobalGateway ... See MoreSee Less
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1 month ago

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On June 7th, 2024, the Geopolitical Cartographer hosted a roundtable discussion titled 'Bay of Bengal and Indian Ocean Outlook' to deliberate on the current and emerging dynamics of the Geopolitics and Geoeconomics of Bay of Bengal and the larger Indian Ocean region. Respected delegates from Australia and Bangladesh, Dr. David Brewster and Dr. Lailufar Yasmin, engaged with the Geopolitical Cartographer, members from the Diplomatic Community including the Deputy High Commissioner from India in Sri Lanka (High Commission of India, Colombo), Dr Satyanjal Pandey, Minister Counsellors from Indonesian Embassy in Colombo and Royal Thai Embassy, Colombo สถานเอกอัครราชทูตไทย ณ กรุงโคลัมโบ, Mr. Heru Prayitno and Mr. Arthit Prasartkul, Counsellor (Political) from Bangladesh High Commission, Colombo, Md. Reyad Hossain, a representative from the Australian High Commission, Sri Lanka, Dr.Harinda Vidanage of the Kotelawala Defence University, and members of the Geopolitical Cartographer.#indianocean #ior #io#geopolitics #geoeconomics #Maritime #maritimeaffairs#geopoliticalcartographer #bayofbengal ... See MoreSee Less
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3 months ago

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Engaged in a meaningful discussion at the South African High Commission Sri Lanka on April 24th, 2024. H.E. Sandile Schalk, DHC René Everson-Varney and Third Secretary Zanethemba Tshangela participated in the discussion. Looking forward to further collaboration.#indianocean #ior #io#geopolitics #geoeconomics #Maritime #maritimeaffairs#geopoliticalcartographer #southafrica ... See MoreSee Less
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