Azra Naseem

Azra Naseem is a writer, and postdoctoral researcher affiliated with the Institute for International Conflict Resolution and Reconstruction (IICRR) https://iicrr.ie/team/research-fellows/, School of Law and Government, Dublin City University. Naseem is a contributing editor to Himal Southasian.

A test for Maldivian democracy

A co-author of the critical Maldivian Democracy Network report reflects on the forced closure of the organisation.

Jan 23, 2020

The Maldivian political thriller

Democracy is being challenged as the Maldivian government leverages to make the opposition toe the line.

Jul 11, 2015

Democracy on trial

What the persecution of political rivals means for the Maldivian democracy

Apr 17, 2015

The general’s atoll

The political grooming of the Maldivian armed forces threatens democracy, as well as the sanctity of the public sphere.

Sep 26, 2014

Maldives: Democracy kidnapped

Following a fair and transparent first round of voting, the electoral process in the Maldives has become bogged down in authoritarian fraud and farce.

Oct 25, 2013

Gone at gunpoint

President Mohamed Nasheed’s ‘resignation’.

Feb 11, 2012

Latest Articles

Remaking #MeToo in Sri Lanka

A personal reflection on the limits and possibilities of the social-media phenomenon.

‘A picture of malicious intention’

On the Chinese embassy’s undiplomatic letter to a Nepali newspaper.

Between big data and big brother

Why the overwhelming control over data by governments and large corporations doesn’t bode well for democracy.