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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: The Importance of Gayoom:

Paper No. 5740                    Dated 7-Jul-2014
By Dr. S.Chandrasekharan
One cannot but admire the way former President Gayoom has worked himself up to become the most powerful person in Maldives once again.  Perhaps in the South Asian context there is no political leader who is as wily as Gayoom. In his own subtle and quiet manner he has smoothly regained his former position without creating any major controversy!

Maldives: Keeping Nasheeed Alive

Paper No. 5417                                    Dated 5-Mar-2013

By B.Raman

India has a moral obligation to see that former President Mohammad Nasheed, who was arrested by Maldivian Commandoes on March 5,2013, in alleged response to a court order to face trial in a case pending against him, remains alive and is not shown by the Maldivian Government of President Mohammad Waheed as killed in an encounter while trying to escape from custody.

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