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A Political Crisis Deepens in the Maldives: The Geopolitical Stakes for India and Its Options
February 06, 2018

A Political Crisis Deepens in the Maldives: The Geopolitical Stakes for India and Its Options

By Ankit Panda
Indian policymakers will weigh the pros and cons of various measures in the coming days. Will New Delhi intervene?
Free Speech Murdered in Maldives
January 04, 2018

Free Speech Murdered in Maldives

By Aaquib Khan
Voices critical of the government and religious extremism face the threat of abduction -- or worse.

Will Saudi Investment Be the Spark to Ignite the Maldives' Political Tinderbox?
April 21, 2017

Will Saudi Investment Be the Spark to Ignite the Maldives' Political Tinderbox?

By Aaquib Khan
The Maldivian government comes under fire for an opaque investment deal with Riyadh.

Commonwealth Withdrawal Highlights Challenges in Maldives
October 24, 2016

Commonwealth Withdrawal Highlights Challenges in Maldives

By Ankit Panda
Maldives withdrew from the Commonwealth in October, further highlighting its democratic backsliding.

Maldives' Democracy Is Dying
September 23, 2016

Maldives' Democracy Is Dying

By Trinanjan Radhakrishnan
If the international community is going to save Maldives' democracy, it must move quickly.
Opposition Leader Convicted on Terrorism Charges in Maldives
February 18, 2016

Opposition Leader Convicted on Terrorism Charges in Maldives

By Ankit Panda
Sheikh Imran Abdulla of the Islamic Adhaalath Party in the Maldives was convicted on terrorism charges.

Paradise in Turmoil: What's Next for the Maldives?
November 06, 2015

Paradise in Turmoil: What's Next for the Maldives?

By Sanjay Kumar
The Maldives announced a 30-day state of emergency after seizing a weapons cache on one of the country’s islands.
State of Emergency in the Maldives Ahead of Opposition Protests
November 05, 2015

State of Emergency in the Maldives Ahead of Opposition Protests

By Ankit Panda
President Abdulla Yameen has declared a state of emergency in the Maldives.

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

By Ankit Panda
The vice president of the small island nation has been arrested in connection with a September 28 assassination attempt.

'This Will Make the Country a Chinese Colony'
July 25, 2015

'This Will Make the Country a Chinese Colony'

By Sanjay Kumar
A constitutional amendment in the Maldives has India worried about Chinese influence.

A Tale of Two Maldives
June 23, 2015

A Tale of Two Maldives

By Jared Genser
The imprisonment of the former president is a tragic commentary on Maldivian democracy.
A Bleak Outlook for Democracy in the Maldives
June 22, 2015

A Bleak Outlook for Democracy in the Maldives

By Ankit Panda
Months after Mohamed Nasheed's show trial, democracy and the rule of law show no signs of recovery in the Maldives.

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