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#5311, 28 June 2017
Three Years of the Modi Government
India-Maldives Relations: A Tale of Two Concerns

Dr N Manoharan assesses New Delhi-Malé relations over the past three years and identifies irritants in two areas, political and strategic
#5289, 1 June 2017
IPCS Discussion
Maldives: Contextualising Freedom of Speech in the Murder of Yameen Rasheed

Husanjot Chahal reports on the proceedings of the discussion held on 19 May, 2017
#5149, 10 October 2016
Fragile States Index 2016
FSI and South Asia

Monish Gulati analyses the parameters used for evaluating the fragility of states
#5128, 15 September 2016
China Overtaking India in Maldives
Anjelina Patrick examines the repercussions of increased Chinese investment in Maldives for the Indian geo-political balance

#4989, 17 February 2016
The Maldives-EU
Should Europe Impose Sanctions on the Maldives?

Richard Howitt assesses the state-of-affairs of democratic practises and human rights in the Maldives and makes suggestions for the EU
#4945, 16 December 2015
Joint IPCS-Oval Observer Round-Table
Discussion Report: India’s Role in Building a Counter-Narrative to Isis Propaganda

Kimberley Nazareth reports on the proceedings of the discussion held on 09 December 2015
#4888, 15 June 2015
Radicalism in the Maldives: Should India be worried?
Roshni Thomas explores the growing phenomenon of radicalisation in the Maldives, explains why India should pay more attention
#4789, 29 December 2014
IPCS Discussion
Securing India's Interests in the Indian Ocean: New Strategies and Approaches

Teshu Singh reports on the proceedings of the discussion
#4735, 13 November 2014
Maritime Silk Road: Increasing Chinese Inroads into the Maldives
Prof Srikant Kondapalli traces the increasing China-Maldives camaraderie
#4622, 26 August 2014
Travails of Post Conflict Societies
Cost of Peace

D Suba Chandran writes why no cost is too high to wage peace
#4490, 3 June 2014
India and its Neighbourhood
Modi Sets a Regional Agenda

Jayadev Ranade looks at the strategic implications of according priority to India’s neighbourhood
#4472, 29 May 2014
India and its Neighbourhood
Fresh Air of Rapprochement

Shujaat Bukhari commments on Narendra Modi's invite to the heads of SAARC countries to his swearing-in ceremony
#4464, 21 May 2014
A Neighbourhood Strategy for Modi
Region by Sub-regions

D Suba Chandran writes about the need for New Delhi to prioritise and invest in South Asia, and use its own sub-regions as a positive tool and leverage
#4271, 23 January 2014
Year in Review
Maldives 2013: End of Political Stalemate

N Manoharan presents an annual round-up
#4185, 21 November 2013
Seminar Report
Sri Lanka & Maldives: Internal Politics, External Relations & India’s Interests

Sisir Devkota reports on the discussion
#4106, 3 September 2013
Presidential Elections in Maldives: A Pre-Poll Analysis
N Manoharan explores different aspects of the political process in Maldives
Chinese govt announces aid to Maldives
Chinadaily, 18 August 2014
The Chinese government has pledged $16 million in aid to Maldives, the President's Office said on Monday as President Abdulla Yameen continues his visit to China.

President extends Independence Day greetings to Maldives
Business Standard, 25 July 2014
President Pranab Mukherjee today extended his greetings to Maldives on the eve of its Independence Day and hoped that relationship between two the countries would continue to expand and strengthen further. In a message to his Maldivian counterpart Abdulla...

China offers to train Maldives maritime personnel
Hindu, 22 July 2014
China has offered to train maritime personnel in the Maldives as well as boost its involvement in infrastructure projects in the island nation, as Beijing moves forward with plans to deepen its economic links with the region through its new “maritime...

China permits more direct flights to Sri Lanka, Maldives
Economic Times, 3 July 2014
BEIJING: China has permitted more direct flights to Sri Lanka and Maldives to facilitate its tourists to visit the two South Asian countries, which have emerged as Beijing's strategic allies in recent years.Sri Lankan Airlines has launched a non-stop...

Sri Lanka and Maldives sign three bilateral agreements
Nation, 26 June 2014
President Mahinda Rajapaksa, currently on a state visit to Maldives, and President Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayoom presided over the signing ceremony of three memorandums of understanding (MoUs) yesterday (June 25) at the President’s Office in Malé.The...

Maldives affirm support to Sri Lanka against external pressure
Colombo Page, 25 June 2014
June 26, Malé: The Maldives has consistently stood for Sri Lanka in international arena against undue external pressure and will continue to do so, the President of the Maldives, Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayoom has told the his visiting Sri Lankan...

Sri Lanka President Rajapaksa arrives in Maldives
Haveeru Online, 25 June 2014
Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa has arrived in Maldives on Wednesday.President Rajapaksa and First Lady Shiranthi Rajapaksa were greeted on arrival at the Ibrahim Nasir International Airport by President Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayoom and First...

Sri Lankan President to travel to Maldives and Seychelles on official visit
Colombo Page, 24 June 2014
June 24, Colombo: Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa is scheduled to travel on official visits to Maldives and Seychelles, the President's Media Unit said.The exact dates of the President's tours to the two countries have not been finalized...

Dubai, Maldives to boost customs cooperation
Global Post, 14 June 2014
DUBAI, June 14 (Xinhua) -- Dubai and the Maldives will enhance bilateral customs and commercial cooperation amid their increasingly solid trade ties, the official WAM news agency said on Saturday.Top customs officials from both sides held a meeting...

Maldivian president cancels visit to Pakistan
Dawn, 11 June 2014
ISLAMABAD: The visit of Maldivian President Abdulla Yameen to Pakistan was cancelled at the eleventh hour for unknown reasons.However, it is believed that it happened due to the prevailing security situation, especially in light of the attack at Karachi...

Issue Briefs, Special Reports, Research Papers
IPCS Forecast 2016
Special Report 182
An Agenda for the New Government: Policy Options for India in Maldives
N Manoharan
Issue Brief 250
Building Bridges: A Regional Dialogue
Panchali Saikia , Pradeepa Viswanathan and Ruhee Neog
Conference Report 42
Energy and Environmental Security: A Regional Dialogue (Final Report)
Conference Report 36
Security Net: Nuclear Risk Reduction in Southern Asia
Lydia Walker & Annie Siris Coombs
Special Report 101
India and Maldives: Towards Consolidation
N Sathiya Moorthy
Issue Brief 145
Failure or Functional Anarchy?: Understanding Weak/Failing States in South Asia
D Suba Chandran
Issue Brief 100
Armed Conflicts in South Asia 2012: Uneasy Stasis and Fragile Peace
D. Suba Chandran and P.R. Chari
New Delhi: Routledge India

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