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  • Gulbin Sultana

    Associate Fellow
    Email: 
    Gulbin.sultana@gmail.com
    Phone: 
    +91 11 2671 7983

    Dr Gulbin Sultana is an Associate Fellow with the South Asia Centre in the Manohar Parrikar Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses (MP-IDSA), New Delhi. Her area of research in the institute includes Sri Lanka and the Maldives. She has written extensively on the politico-economic and foreign policy developments of these two countries. Additionally, Dr Sultana takes interest in the study of small island states particularly in the Indian Ocean Region and also issues pertaining to maritime security. She has done her MPhil on "India's Naval Support to Sri Lanka and the Maldives" from the South Asian Studies Division of School of International Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. She was awarded a PhD degree too by the same university. Her doctoral thesis was on "Sri Lanka’s Maritime Security: A Study of Military and Non-military Responses."  Before joining MP-IDSA, she worked with the National Maritime Foundation and the United Service Institution of India in New Delhi. She is also a visiting fellow with the Nepal Institute for International Cooperation and Engagement.

    Select Publications

    • Associate Fellow, Manohar Parrikar IDSA, Dr Gulbin Sultana’s article on the appointment of Ranil Wickremesinghe as the Prime Minister of Sri Lanka has been published in Financial Express on 14 May 2022.

      This is unfortunate that at a time when the country needs to implement effective solutions to overcome the worst economic crisis ever, the political stalemate to form an interim government since the first week of April was about to push the country towards anarchy, says Dr Sultana.

      May 14, 2022
      IDSA News
    • Associate Fellow, Manohar Parrikar IDSA, Dr Gulbin Sultana’s commentary ‘IMF Assistance as a solution to Sri Lanka's Economic Crisis’ has been published by the Kalinga International Foundation on 28 April 2022.

      April 28, 2022
      IDSA News
    • Associate Fellow, Manohar Parrikar IDSA, Dr Gulbin Sultana’s opinion piece, ‘Deepening crisis in Sri Lanka: An opportunity for India to displace China?’ has been published in First Post on 19 April 2022.

      The piece analyses why expecting goodwill towards India to lead to a dampening of relations between Sri Lanka and China would be unrealistic.

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      April 19, 2022
      IDSA News
    • Associate Fellow, Manohar Parrikar IDSA, Dr Gulbin Sultana’s Op-ed ‘Sri Lanka heading towards Political Instability amidst Economic Crisis’ has been published by Financial Express on 05 April 2022.

      The economic crisis in Sri Lanka has caused political instability and tension which in turn has pushed the country towards more economic uncertainty creating a vicious circle of political economy, says Dr Sultana.

      April 05, 2022
      IDSA News
    • Associate Fellow, Manohar Parrikar IDSA, Dr Gulbin Sultana’s article ‘Ensuring energy security during foreign reserves crisis in Sri Lanka’ has been published in Financial Express on 23 March 2022.

      March 23, 2022
      IDSA News
    • Depletion in foreign reserves has led to uncertainty about Sri Lankan government’s ability to account for import of essential items and debt servicing. Analyses of government’s policy measures and global geopolitical-economic developments suggest that a state of uncertainty is hovering over Sri Lankan economy.

      March 10, 2022
      Issue Brief
    • Associate Fellow, Manohar Parrikar IDSA, Dr Gulbin Sultana’s commentary ‘Is India Gaining Influence in Sri Lanka?’ has been published by the Kalinga International Foundation on 22 February 2022.

      February 22, 2022
      IDSA News
    • Chinese reaction to the Sri Lankan Ministry of Agriculture’s decision to cancel an organic fertiliser deal has demonstrated that China is not hesitant to take punitive action against Sri Lanka, if its interests are not fulfilled.

      February 10, 2022
      Issue Brief
    • Research Analyst, Manohar Parrikar IDSA, Dr. Gulbin Sultana’s article ‘Wang Yi’s visit to the Maldives and Sri Lanka: Relevance and Outcome’ has been published in Financial Express on 18 January 2022.

      The main purpose of the visit was to capitalise on the opportunities arising out of the economic and political vulnerabilities of Sri Lanka and the Maldives and further consolidate its influence in these two countries, says Dr. Sultana.

      January 18, 2022
      IDSA News
    • Research Analyst, Manohar Parrikar, Dr. Gulbin Sultana’s article ‘Sri Lankan Cabinet nods Joint Development of Trincomalee Oil Tank Farm with India’ has been published in Financial Express on January 05, 2022.

      The Sri Lankan cabinet at the meeting held on 3 January 2022 approved the proposal presented by Sri Lankan Minister of Energy Udaya Gammanpilato implement the development project by a company named Trinco Petroleum Terminal Pvt. Ltd, says Dr. Sultana.

      January 05, 2022
      IDSA News
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