January 10, 2023
Why Maldives Sided With Mauritius on the Chagos Islands
By Mimrah Ghafoor
Malé’s decision to recognize Mauritius’ claim to the British-held islands marks a shift in position – but a smart one.
December 20, 2022
No, Mauritius Will Not Give China a Military Base on the Chagos Islands
By Peter Harris
Fears of China occupying Diego Garcia have no basis in reality and should not be a pretext for Britain retaining control of the islands.
February 16, 2022
Mauritians Want to Reclaim the Chagos Islands. President Biden Should Support Them.
By Peter Harris
Only by acknowledging Mauritian sovereignty over the Chagos, including Diego Garcia, can the United States ensure that its military base is placed on a sustainable – and legal – footing.
February 09, 2022
Mauritius Presses Claim for Indian Ocean Islands Under ‘Unlawful’ UK Administration
By David Rising
The ICJ founded in 2019 that Mauritius is the rightful owner of the Chagos Islands, which are currently administered by Britain and host a crucial U.S. military base.
July 01, 2019
Diego Garcia: Troubling Past, Uncertain Future
By David Vine
How disputed islands, a US military base, and an exiled people’s fate reflect a transforming world.
March 12, 2019
America’s Golden Opportunity to Demonstrate Its Support for ‘International Order ‘
By Mark J. Valencia
Will U.S. support for international law extend to respecting an ICJ ruling that jeopardizes an important naval base?
February 26, 2019
International Court of Justice Rules UK Must End Administration of Chagos Islands
By Mike Corder
Britain had unlawfully carved up Mauritius, an international court has ruled.