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Email Tweet MANTRAYA BRIEF#26: 08 MARCH 2018 India’s Maldives Policy: Is it a ‘Grenada moment’? Sanjay Kapoor – Abstract Maldives, which is famous for its high-end Indian Ocean resorts, has become a scene of strategic contestation between India and China. This situation has been leavened by Maldivian President Yameen Abdul Gayoom, who is trying to […]

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Email Tweet – MANTRAYA ANALYSIS#07: 30 NOVEMBER 2015 Maldives: Helping China counter American design  Jhinuk Chowdhury – Abstract Strategically located Maldives plays an important role in alternative maritime routes that China is seeking to build through initiatives like One Road One Belt. Much of Beijing’s growing assertion in the Indian Ocean is projected towards the US centric […]

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Email Tweet  MANTRAYA BRIEF#09: 15 AUGUST 2015 Maldives: Footprints of the Islamic State Surya Valliappan Krishna – Abstract Muslim majority Maldives is becoming a prime recruiting ground for the Islamic State. Over 200 Maldivians have joined the Islamic State. Political instability at home has allowed the Islamists to push their anti-democracy and pro-Islamist agenda. And […]

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