ABSTRACT

National Security Policy and Security Challenges of Maldives   [open pdf - 703KB]

"Maldives is the world's most low lying country and the smallest country in south East Asia with a fragile economy largely dependent on tourism. Maldives faces numerous challenges to its security manifest in economic, political, information, military, social and physical domains. In order to address these security challenges the first ever defense white paper was published in 2012 and the first ever National Security Policy followed shortly after. With the lack of specific literature on the subject of Maldivian national security the first part of this thesis will focus on identifying overarching Maldivian national interests, analyze the current challenges to achieving these national interest and identify significant threats to Maldivian national security. The final steps of this analysis will examine the current Maldivian National Security Policy and related documents to answer the primary research question of whether this strategic document addresses the significant threats identified in my analysis such as the threat of radical Islamist terrorism to the tourism industry, foreign influence and organized crime."

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2014-01
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