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Decree Banning ‘India Out’ Campaign in Maldives Fuels Protests
May 11, 2022

Decree Banning ‘India Out’ Campaign in Maldives Fuels Protests

By Sudha Ramachandran
President Solih is up against opposition parties as well as rivals within the ruling MDP.

Challenges Ahead for the Colombo Security Conclave, the Indian Ocean Quad
April 15, 2022

Challenges Ahead for the Colombo Security Conclave, the Indian Ocean Quad

By Kannan Reghunathan Nair
The Delhi-driven subregional arrangement faces a number of challenges but stands as a noteworthy endeavor to coordinate on maritime safety and security in the Indian Ocean region.
India-Maldives Ties Caught in Archipelago’s Domestic Politics
March 23, 2022

India-Maldives Ties Caught in Archipelago’s Domestic Politics

By Sudha Ramachandran
With a proposed law to criminalize the “India Out” campaign being put in cold storage, anti-India protests will continue.

How the Colombo Security Conclave Can Avoid SAARC’s Fate
March 20, 2022

How the Colombo Security Conclave Can Avoid SAARC’s Fate

By Balachander Palanisamy
For the Colombo Security Conclave to succeed, China should be a non-issue.

Seeking Higher Ground: Climate Resilience in the Maldives
February 16, 2022

Seeking Higher Ground: Climate Resilience in the Maldives

By Nicholas Muller
Maldivians cannot wait much longer for durable solutions to the threats posed by climate change.

Without Vaccine Equity, the World Could Remain Stuck in Pandemic Limbo
January 25, 2022

Without Vaccine Equity, the World Could Remain Stuck in Pandemic Limbo

By Niha Dagia
On the cusp of a triumph over the coronavirus, the world snatched defeat from the jaws of victory.

The China-India Cold War in Maldives
January 19, 2022

The China-India Cold War in Maldives

By Rangoli Mitra
Beijing and New Delhi's jostling for influence in Maldives cannot be separated from the island nation's domestic political wrangling.
It’s Advantage China in the Indian Ocean
January 10, 2022

It’s Advantage China in the Indian Ocean

By Mohamed Zeeshan
Wang Yi’s visits to the Maldives and Sri Lanka signal Beijing’s priorities fairly clearly: it's focusing on South Asia and the Indian Ocean.

2021 Was a Bad Year for Democracy in South Asia
January 05, 2022

2021 Was a Bad Year for Democracy in South Asia

By Niha Dagia
The pandemic made it easier for governments to justify authoritarian measures, including crackdowns on the media and excessive surveillance.

Bangladesh-Maldives Bilateral Bond Grows
January 04, 2022

Bangladesh-Maldives Bilateral Bond Grows

By Shafi Md Mostofa
Dhaka’s extension of a $200-million loan to Maldives strengthens its image as a rising economic power.

How China Uses Development Finance Strategically in South Asia
October 18, 2021

How China Uses Development Finance Strategically in South Asia

By Mohamed Zeeshan
Since the launch of the Belt and Road Initiative in 2013, Beijing has remade the idea of development aid.
Colombo Security Conclave: A New Minilateral for the Indian Ocean?
August 19, 2021

Colombo Security Conclave: A New Minilateral for the Indian Ocean?

By Rajeswari Pillai Rajagopalan
India’s sees subregional engagement, like the expanding Colombo Security Conclave, as critical for securing its strategic interests.

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