Taylor Dibbert, The Lowy Institute

Taylor Dibbert

The Lowy Institute

Washington, DC, United States

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  • The Diplomat
  • The Hill
  • Washington Examiner
  • War On The Rocks
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Past articles by Taylor:

Sri Lanka’s elections: Another step in the wrong direction

The consolidation of Rajapaksa rule promises to accelerate what is already a swing back towards repressive government. → Read More

In Sri Lanka’s Elections, a Rajapaksa Win Would Seal Democracy’s Fate

More than a decade after the end of its civil war, Sri Lanka is haunted again by the specter of growing oppression. With the Rajapaksa family back in charge, the country won’t be able to build a durable peace—and if they win next month’s parliamentary vote, there will be no significant check on its rule. → Read More

The curious case of the US Sri Lanka sanctions

An American administration with little apparent regard for human rights put sanctions on an alleged war criminal. Why? → Read More

In Sri Lanka, the Rajapaksas will rule ruthlessly

The election of Gotabaya Rajapaksa augurs a return to the abuses and anti-democratic tendencies of his brother’s regime. → Read More

Rajapaksa Dooms Sri Lankan Democracy

Victory for the hard-line political dynasty spells dark times for democracy. → Read More

In Sri Lanka’s election, bumps ahead

A former president’s brother leads the pack, trailed closely by an assassinated president’s son. → Read More

Buddhist Anger Could Tear Sri Lanka Apart

Old hatreds are coming out in the aftermath of the Easter bombings. → Read More

Sri Lanka: politics overthrows justice

Internal power struggles have kept the administration occupied while its human rights commitments fall to the wayside. → Read More

Sri Lanka’s Homegrown Crisis

The constitutional chaos is rooted in domestic politics, not geopolitical machinations. → Read More

Sri Lanka's Constitutional Crisis: Rajapaksa's Dark Past Shapes the Present

The island nation’s democracy is in big trouble. → Read More

Post-war justice in Sri Lanka inches forward

The Office of Missing Persons was set up to investigate civil war “disappearances”, but its efficacy remains to be seen. → Read More

Sri Lanka failing on human rights

A new UN report on protection of human rights and fundamental freedoms in the country makes for depressing reading. → Read More

Exposing Sri Lanka’s Special Task Force

Security sector reform cannot come soon enough. → Read More

Sri Lanka’s Latest Election Weakens the Ruling Alliance

The local government vote has national implications. → Read More

Sri Lanka Doesn’t Need More American Bear Hugs

Washington’s current approach actually discourages reform. → Read More

Looking at Constitutional Reform in Sri Lanka

The Diplomat’s Taylor Dibbert speaks with Sri Lankan civil society leader Jehan Perera. → Read More

Don’t Be Fooled by Sri Lanka’s UN Engagement

Colombo remains unserious about transitional justice. → Read More

Contextualizing Sri Lanka’s Tamil Political Prisoners

The country’s reform agenda is in shambles, but don’t expect that to change. → Read More

Putting Sri Lanka’s Office of Missing Persons in Perspective

Operationalizing Sri Lanka’s Office of Missing Persons isn’t necessarily that significant. → Read More

Sri Lanka's Coalition Government Is Rotting From Within

The foreign minister’s resignation is another reminder of broader concerns about the coalition government. → Read More