Maldives

April, 2024

  • 16 April

    China–Maldives Defense Ties Threaten India’s Influence

    Since the election of Maldivian President Mohamed Muizzu in 2023, the country’s relationships in the region have shifted. The Maldives has signed defence agreements and infrastructure deals with China, which are perceived to be part of China's broader strategy to isolate India from South Asian nations.

March, 2024

  • 27 March

    Hyper-nationalism Hurting India–Maldives Relations

    A diplomatic rift between India and the Maldives expanded after Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to the Lakshadweep islands caused his supporters to compare it to the Maldives as a potential tourist destination. This angered Maldivians and the ensuing mudslinging was amplified by social media-led boycotts of the Maldives.

November, 2021

  • 12 November

    Association of Eastern States of South Asia–II, III, IV, V & VI

    The second in the six-part series on the subject.

September, 2021

  • 1 September

    Association of Eastern States of South Asia: Part-I

    Instead of helping to alleviate the miseries of its poor neighbor, desperately keeping its head (literally) above the rising waters, Indian machinations in Bangladesh know no end. More than anything else, India’s undue interference has contributed to increasing the poverty and suffering of the Bangladeshi people.

April, 2017

  • 10 April

    South Asia Braces for Intense Heat This Summer

    With temperatures already topping 40 degrees Celsius in many places and a weak monsoon forecast, southern Asia is likely to suffer through yet another recording-breaking summer

November, 2015

  • 9 November

    The Machiavellis of Maldives

    How the politics of vengeance in the Maldives is destroying its democracy.

July, 2015

  • 7 July

    View from Bangladesh: Hullabaloo in the Maldives

    One Bangladeshi analyst believes that political upheaval and government’s authoritarian actions in Maldives have caused rise of Islamic conservatism,  a politically influenced judiciary, militarization of the police, close collaboration with China, and increasing harassment of migrant workers.

April, 2015

  • 26 April

    Maldives: Democracy on Trial

    What the persecution of political rivals means for the Maldivian democracy

November, 2014

  • 8 November

    South Asia’s March Towards Ultra-populism

    In each South Asian country, the no-go areas of discourse are proliferating rather than decreasing as the state establishments deploy ultra-populism. In response, the intelligentsia cowers, the “opinion-makers” are dehumanized as they take to weighing what to say and what to leave unsaid.

July, 2014

  • 21 July

    Maldives Boycotts Israeli Products, Annuls Agreements

    The tiny Indian Ocean island nation of Maldives has announced boycott of Israeli products and the annulment of bilateral agreements over heavy civilian casualties in Gaza Strip. Malé may consider lifting the moratorium if the Israeli government’s violation of international resolutions stop, says the country’s foreign minister..