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Commonwealth Withdrawal Highlights Challenges in Maldives
October 24, 2016
Commonwealth Withdrawal Highlights Challenges in Maldives
Maldives withdrew from the Commonwealth in October, further highlighting its democratic backsliding.
Commonwealth Withdrawal Highlights Challenges in Maldives
Maldives' Democracy Is Dying
September 23, 2016
Maldives' Democracy Is Dying
If the international community is going to save Maldives' democracy, it must move quickly.
Maldives' Democracy Is Dying
Opposition Leader Convicted on Terrorism Charges in Maldives
February 18, 2016
Opposition Leader Convicted on Terrorism Charges in Maldives
Sheikh Imran Abdulla of the Islamic Adhaalath Party in the Maldives was convicted on terrorism charges.
Opposition Leader Convicted on Terrorism Charges in Maldives
Paradise in Turmoil: What's Next for the Maldives?
November 06, 2015
Paradise in Turmoil: What's Next for the Maldives?
The Maldives announced a 30-day state of emergency after seizing a weapons cache on one of the country’s islands.
Paradise in Turmoil: What's Next for the Maldives?
State of Emergency in the Maldives Ahead of Opposition Protests
November 05, 2015
State of Emergency in the Maldives Ahead of Opposition Protests
President Abdulla Yameen has declared a state of emergency in the Maldives.
State of Emergency in the Maldives Ahead of Opposition Protests
In Maldives, VP Arrested in Connection With Possible Assassination Attempt on President
October 25, 2015
In Maldives, VP Arrested in Connection With Possible Assassination Attempt on President
The vice president of the small island nation has been arrested in connection with a September 28 assassination attempt.
In Maldives, VP Arrested in Connection With Possible Assassination Attempt on President
'This Will Make the Country a Chinese Colony'
July 25, 2015
'This Will Make the Country a Chinese Colony'
A constitutional amendment in the Maldives has India worried about Chinese influence.
'This Will Make the Country a Chinese Colony'
A Tale of Two Maldives
June 23, 2015
A Tale of Two Maldives
The imprisonment of the former president is a tragic commentary on Maldivian democracy.
A Tale of Two Maldives
A Bleak Outlook for Democracy in the Maldives
June 22, 2015
A Bleak Outlook for Democracy in the Maldives
Months after Mohamed Nasheed's show trial, democracy and the rule of law show no signs of recovery in the Maldives.
A Bleak Outlook for Democracy in the Maldives
Democracy, Maldives Style
May 22, 2015
Democracy, Maldives Style
A nascent democracy looks to be coming apart at the seams.
Democracy, Maldives Style
Democracy Loses in Maldives as Former President Jailed
March 24, 2015
Democracy Loses in Maldives as Former President Jailed
The country’s first democratically elected president faces a long prison term after a particularly dubious conviction.
Democracy Loses in Maldives as Former President Jailed
Trouble in Paradise: Democracy Retreats in the Maldives
March 14, 2015
Trouble in Paradise: Democracy Retreats in the Maldives
Former Maldivian President Mohamed Nasheed has been sentenced to 13 years in prison on terrorism charges.
Trouble in Paradise: Democracy Retreats in the Maldives
India's Maldivian Headache
February 26, 2015
India's Maldivian Headache
Political crisis in the Maldives puts New Delhi in a position where it has to act. But how?
India's Maldivian Headache
Former Maldives President Arrested
February 24, 2015
Former Maldives President Arrested
Mohamed Nasheed's arrest sparked clashes in Malé between supporters of the opposition and the current government.
Former Maldives President Arrested
Dirty Politics in Pristine Maldives
February 15, 2015
Dirty Politics in Pristine Maldives
Allegations and counter allegations fly in the political cauldron of Malé, the nation’s capital.
Dirty Politics in Pristine Maldives
Maldives Defense Minister Fired After Nighttime Raid
January 22, 2015
Maldives Defense Minister Fired After Nighttime Raid
Defense Minister Mohamed Nazim was sacked after police carried out a nighttime raid at his house and found "lethal weapons."
Maldives Defense Minister Fired After Nighttime Raid
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