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Maldives offers itself as a solution to a ‘brewing India-China cold war’

2018-11-16T10:43:19+00:00November 16th, 2018|2017/2018, Global Edition – November 2018|

As Mohamed Nasheed makes a somewhat triumphant return from exile to the Maldives, the former President and democracy champion vows not to play India and China against one another. The former President of the Maldives, Mohamed Nasheed, sees the island nation as a “solution” to South Asia’s security issues and what he describes as a “brewing cold war” between the two major powers of the region – India and China. In an address just before he left his base while [...]

Arc of Democracy: Good for Asia

2018-09-06T10:12:28+00:00December 10th, 2016|2016, South Asia, Year, Yearend 2016|

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, with whom Modi shares close ties, is close to becoming India’s “all weather friend”. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has spoken of the “Arc of Democracy”, with Tokyo and New Delhi as its two ends and encompassing the ASEAN, Australia and South Korea in between as the ideal architecture for the 21st century, which many have already dubbed Asia’s century. His Indian counterpart and good friend Narenda Modi has outlined a similar template for India’s [...]