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  • Gulbin Sultana

    Research Analyst
    Email: 
    Gulbin.sultana@gmail.com
    Phone: 
    +91 11 2671 7983

    Joined IDSA

    September 2010

    Research Interests

    Sri Lanka, The Maldives

    Education

    M.Phil, School of International Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University.

    Background

    Gulbin Sultana completed her B.A (Hons) and Masters in Political Science from Indraprastha College, Delhi University. She has done her M.Phil on “India’s Naval Support to Sri Lanka and the Maldives” from South Asian Studies Division of School of International Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University. Currently she is working on her doctoral thesis on “Sri Lanka’s Maritime Security”. She has also done PG Diploma in Human Rights. Before joining IDSA, she worked with the National Maritime Foundation and the United Service Institution of India. Ms Sultana was associated with the project “Sri Lanka in 2015: Policy Implication for India” sponsored by the Directorate of Net Assessment.

    Publications

    • “Future of the LTTE” World Focus, 29:10, October 2008
    • “Sri Lankan State and its Military Successes” World Focus, 30:7, July 2009
    • “Chronology on India-Sri Lanka Relations” published in S. Liyanage, P.Sahadevan & A. Kinra, eds. (2009), Intra-State Conflicts & inter-state Relations, Colombo: South Asia Pacific Institute
    • Future of the Tamils in Sri Lanka”, Strategic Perspective, January-March 2010.
    • Book Review: Ashoka Bandarage, The Separatist Conflict in Sri Lanka: Terrorism, Ethnicity, Political Economy (London: Routledge, 2009), India Quarterly, March 2010, 66: 129-131.
    • 18th Amendment: Making a Mockery of Democracy in Sri Lanka”, IDSA Comment, October 7, 2010.

    Publications at IDSA

    Select Publications

    • Research Analyst, Manohar Parrikar IDSA, Dr. Gulbin Sultana’s Commentary ‘India-Sri Lanka Partnership Based On Mutual Sensitivity’ has been published by All India Radio (AIR) World Service, an External Services Division of AIR, on January 08, 2020.

      The commentary analyses India’s External Affairs Minister, Dr. S. Jaishankar’s visit to Sri Lanka as significant. It has conveyed the message that India will always be a dependable partner and reliable friend of Sri Lanka.

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      January 08, 2021
      IDSA News
    • Research Analyst, Manohar Parrikar IDSA, Dr. Gulbin Sultana’s article ‘India, Sri Lanka and Maldives to discuss security concerns; Maritime Cooperation also on agenda’ has been published in the Financial Express on November 27, 2020.

      November 27, 2020
      IDSA News
    • Research Analyst, Dr. Gulbin Sultana’s article ‘Foreign Secretary’s Visit Bolsters India-Maldives Ties’ has been published by All India Radio (AIR) World Service, an external services division of AIR, on November 12, 2020.

      The future of India-Maldives relations looks positive, as both governments are committed to strengthen the bilateral ties. The continued engagement between the two countries at the highest level is desirable for the smooth implementation of the agreed projects, writes Dr. Sultana.

      November 12, 2020
      IDSA News
    • Research Analyst, Dr. Gulbin Sultana’s Op-Ed ‘Sri Lanka’s ‘India-First Policy’: Should India be complacent?’, has been published in ‘The Financial Express’ on October 15, 2020.

      India must engage, understand, and assist Sri Lanka in a non-reciprocal manner, but it has to ensure that it is not taken for granted under any circumstance. India should not be complacent with the policy announcement from Colombo and must insist that India’s concerns and interests should be taken due care of, writes Dr. Sultana.

      October 15, 2020
      IDSA News
    • The growing assertion of presidential executive powers in the absence of parliament poses a critical challenge to functioning democracy in Sri Lanka.

      July 17, 2020
      Issue Brief
    • Research Analyst, Manohar Parrikar IDSA, Dr. Gulbin Sultana’s article on China-Maldives Relations, titled ‘China-Maldives Relations under President Solih’ has been published by the Nepal Institute for International Cooperation and Engagement, on July 09, 2020.

      July 09, 2020
      IDSA News
    • Reasearch Analyst, Manohar Parrikar IDSA, Dr. Gulbin Sultana's commentary on COVID-19 and Sri Lanka, titled 'COVID-19 and Sri Lanka: Response, Issues and Concerns', has been published by the Nepal Institute for International Cooperation and Engagement on May 10, 2020.

      COVID-19 is a common enemy of human being, but unfortunately, this common enemy too could not unite the political parties of Sri Lanka and convince them to lodge a united fight leaving their political interests aside, writes Dr. Sultana.

      May 10, 2020
      IDSA News
    • As the Maldives is overly dependent on tourism as well as the global supply chain for import of essential food items, the COVID-19 pandemic is expected to severely impact the country’s economy.

      April 20, 2020
      Issue Brief
    • Research Analyst, Manohar Parrikar Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses, Dr. Gulbin Sultana’s article on Sri Lanka Presidential Elections 2019, titled ‘Sri Lanka Presidential Elections 2019: Will India Succeed in Shielding Gotabaya Rajapaksa from China?’ has been was published in Diplomatist on February 29, 2020.

      Sri Lanka’s security and stability to a great extent depend on its cordial relations with India, which has still not lost its leverage in Sri Lanka, writes Dr. Sultana

      February 29, 2020
      IDSA News
    • Research Analyst, Manohar Parrikar Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses, Dr. Gulbin Sultana’s article on extremism in Maldives, titled ‘Preventing Violent Extremism in Maldives: President Solih Approach’ has been published by Society for the Study of Peace and Conflict (SSPC) on February 26, 2020.

      The growing incidents of radicalisation and religious extremism in a liberal Muslim country like the Maldives is alarming. The article explores and analyses current President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih’s administration’s efforts to tackle the menace since he assumed power in 2018.

      March 12, 2020
      IDSA News
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