Diasporas as a force in foreign affairs: the case of Tamils in Britain and Canada

A number of factors impact whether or not diasporas influence host country foreign policy, writes Matthew Godwin. He looks at two major decisions facing Canada and the UK toward Sri Lanka, and explains how pressure from the Tamil diaspora affected how each government decided to respond to events. Countries in the West have long welcomed … Continue reading Diasporas as a force in foreign affairs: the case of Tamils in Britain and Canada