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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.
The Maldives’ ‘India Out’ Campaign
July 26, 2021

The Maldives’ ‘India Out’ Campaign

By Balachander Palanisamy
The Maldives has begun to realize a mutually beneficial relationship with India, and the Solih government means to maintain it despite a growing rhetoric stirring anti-India sentiments.

What Does a Taliban Government Mean for the Rest of South Asia?
July 23, 2021

What Does a Taliban Government Mean for the Rest of South Asia?

By Aditya Gowdara Shivamurthy
Countries like Bangladesh, the Maldives, and Sri Lanka could see intensified terrorism thanks to links with the Taliban.

India Breathes Easy With a Maldivian Becoming UNGA President
June 14, 2021

India Breathes Easy With a Maldivian Becoming UNGA President

By Sudha Ramachandran
India expects the coming year at the UNGA to be tension-free.

Maldives Foreign Minister Elected as UN Assembly President
June 09, 2021

Maldives Foreign Minister Elected as UN Assembly President

By Edith M. Lederer
Foreign Minister Abdulla Shahid of the Maldives pledged a focus on pandemic relief and climate change during his yearlong term as UNGA president.

Maldives’ Parliament Speaker Nasheed in Critical Condition After Blast
May 08, 2021

Maldives’ Parliament Speaker Nasheed in Critical Condition After Blast

By Mohamed Sharuhaan
Police said that they were investigating the explosion as an act of terrorism targeting the former president.
Why the India-Sri Lanka-Maldives NSA-level Talks Matter
December 04, 2020

Why the India-Sri Lanka-Maldives NSA-level Talks Matter

By Rajeswari Pillai Rajagopalan
The nature of bilateral political relations in the Indian Ocean region has an impact on the quality of subregional engagements.

Colombo Hosts India-Maldives-Sri Lanka Maritime Security NSA Trilateral Meeting
November 28, 2020

Colombo Hosts India-Maldives-Sri Lanka Maritime Security NSA Trilateral Meeting

By Abhijnan Rej
Indian National Security Adviser Ajit Doval’s history with the island nation and the Rajapaksa brothers is worth keeping in mind.

Opposition in Maldives Continues Its ‘India Out’ Campaign as Both Countries Deepen Defense Ties
November 10, 2020

Opposition in Maldives Continues Its ‘India Out’ Campaign as Both Countries Deepen Defense Ties

By Sudha Ramachandran
Expanding economic cooperation is an important part of the deepening India-Maldives bond. Yet it is the military component of the relationship that is the target of the Maldivian opposition so far.

Checkbook in Hand, India Continues its Maldives Outreach
November 10, 2020

Checkbook in Hand, India Continues its Maldives Outreach

By Abhijnan Rej
The Indian foreign secretary’s visit to the Maldives is to follow up on India’s deepening commitments in the island nation.
Mike Pompeo Visits Sri Lanka and the Maldives in a Bid to Win Friends and Influence People
October 29, 2020

Mike Pompeo Visits Sri Lanka and the Maldives in a Bid to Win Friends and Influence People

By Abhijnan Rej
Days before the US presidential election, the U.S. secretary of state soldiers on with the Trump administration’s free and open Indo-Pacific strategy.

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