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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, IDSA, Ms Gulbin Sultana’s commentary titled ‘Prime Minister Modi’s Maiden Visit To The Maldives’ was published in AIR World Service, an External Services Division of All India Radio, on November 19, 2018.

      The visit showed India’s trust on the new administration as well as New Delhi’s intention to deepen bilateral relations with the Maldives, writes Ms Sultana

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      November 19, 2018
      IDSA News
    • Research Analyst, Ms Gulbin Sultana’s commentary on Sri Lanka, titled ‘Sri Lanka in the throes of a Political Crisis’ was published in the AIR World Service, an External Services Division of All India Radio, on October 29, 2018.

      October 29, 2018
      IDSA News
    • The forthcoming presidential election is a contest between Yameen’s pledge to bring about a transformational change with mega-projects and Solih’s pledge to end presidential tyranny, injustice and corruption

      September 17, 2018
      Issue Brief
    • Research Assistant, IDSA, Ms Gulbin Sultana’s commentary on Maldives Elections, titled ‘2018 Presidential Elections In The Maldives: Uncertainty Looms Large’ was published by the Air World Service, an External Services Division of All India Radio, on August 22, 2018.

      The commentary examines the forthcoming Presidential Elections in the Maldives that will be contested between incumbent President Yameen and Member of Parliament Ibrahim Solih.

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      August 22, 2018
      IDSA News
    • Research Assistant, IDSA, Ms Gulbin Sultana’s commentary on Maldives turmoil, titled ‘Supreme Court Ruling Triggers Turbulence in the Maldives’ was published in the External Service Division of the All India Radio on February 6, 2018.

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      February 06, 2018
      IDSA News
    • Research Assistant, IDSA, Ms Gulbin Sultana’s commentary on Maldives-China Free Trade Agreement was published in the External Service Division of All India Radio on December 10, 2017. 

      Read commentary

      December 10, 2017
      IDSA News
    • Research Assistant, IDSA, Ms Gulbin Sultana’s commentary on Sri Lankan Foreign Minister, Mr  Tilak Marapana’s recent trip to India, titled ‘Sri Lanka Foreign Minister’s Visit Deepens Historical Ties’ was published by Air Word Service, an external services division of All India Radio, on September 11, 2017.

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      September 11, 2017
      IDSA News
    • At the close of two years, the National Unity Government (NUG) of Sri Lanka has failed to maintain the confidence and trust of the people it enjoyed during the first three months of its tenure. Having said that, political crisis or instability in Sri Lanka remains unlikely. The NUG is likely to complete its full term, but it will not be a cakewalk.

      IDSA Occasional Papers
    • Research Assistant, IDSA Ms Gulbin Sultana wrote a chapter, titled ‘Nepal-Sri Lanka Relations: Challenges and Prospects’, in Pramod Jaiswal’s edited book, Revisiting Nepal’s Foreign Policy in Contemporary Global Power Structure.

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      July 16, 2017
      IDSA News
    • Research Assistant, IDSA, Ms Gulbin Sultana’s article on India-Sri Lanka relations, titled, ‘India-Sri Lanka Relations in the Context of India's Neighbourhood First Policy’ was published in the Indian Foreign Affairs Journal, Volume 12, No. 3, July-September 2017.

      July 01, 2017
      IDSA News
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