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Maldives: Free Trade Agreement with China: Regional Impact:

Paper No. 6335                             Dated 1-Jan -2018
 
By Dr. S. Chandrasekharan
 
Of the twelve agreements signed with China, during the recent visit of President Yameen to China, the Free trade agreement signed between them is the most important one.
 

Maldives: A Tyrant Next Door- How does one deal with it?

Paper No. 6251                                  Dated 04-May-2017

By Dr. S. Chandrasekharan

Maldives is too close to India both geographically and strategically and therefore developments in that country though small will have a great impact on India’s national security.

Maldives: Judicial Tyranny and an Autocratic President:

Paper No. 6133                         Dated 23-June-2016
By Dr. S.Chandrasekharan
 
Perhaps no where else in the World are the terrorism laws being misused so blatantly as in Maldives  for political purposes and that too with the active connivance of the Judiciary. 
 

Maldives: President Yameen back tracking on his Promises: Not a surprise!

Paper No. 6061         Dated 19-Jan-2016
 
By Dr. S. Chandrasekharan
 
In our last paper on Maldives, I had mentioned how the opposition MDP was tricked into cooperation for constitutional amendments to be passed in the Majlis in return for release of former president Nasheed.
 

Maldives: Democracy Back Sliding

Paper No. 6053                               Dated 5-Jan-2016
 
By Dr. S. Chandrasekharan
 
The Maldivian Democracy Network said that Maldives is back sliding into repression with the government stifling dissent and restricting constitutional rights. This appears to be a very mild statement!  Maldives is going back to medieval era with all powers concentrated in President Yameen.
 

Maldives: Explosion, Purges, Emergency and thereafter:

Paper No. 6033                  Dated 16-Nov-2015
 
By Dr. S. Chandrasekharan.
 
Events in Maldives are moving at a very fast pace that it is getting difficult for Analysts to keep track of the developments.  
 

Maldives: President Yameen Still Running Riot.

Paper No. 6006                                Dated 7-Sep-2015
 
By Dr. S.Chandrasekharan
 
It was now the turn of the leading opposition party MDP to be duped into yielding to Yameen’s government without getting anything in return though much was promised as a “quid pro quo.”
 

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