Sulagna Basu


Sulagna Basu is a postgraduate student of International Relations at University of Sydney with an interest in investigating the substantive issues that lie at the intersection of technology, security studies and world politics. She is currently a research intern in the Pacific Islands program at the Lowy Institute and has previously worked as a research intern at the Fiji Consulate and Trade Commission, Sydney. Prior to commencing her studies, Sulagna has completed a Master of Science degree in Information and Computer Science from the University of California, Irvine and subsequently worked for several years in the technology sector at various multinational corporations.

China’s aid: lend your money, (don’t) lose your friend
China’s aid: lend your money, (don’t) lose your friend
“Friendship” is a common formula Beijing’s uses describe its Pacific ties – but what does being friends really mean?