India-China Contest Looms Over Maldives’ Presidential Elections
By Mimrah Abdul Ghafoor
While Muizzu's victory could see a tilt toward China in the archipelago’s foreign policy, India and its Quad partners will cheer President Solih’s re-election.
India Can’t Afford to Lose Maldives Again
By Radhey Tambi
A recent visit by India’s defense minister was just the latest in a surge of outreach toward Maldives as its election nears.
Indian Defense Minister Visits Maldives
By Rajeswari Pillai Rajagopalan
The Maldives has remained one of India’s key maritime partners in the Indian Ocean neighborhood.
China-India Choice Splits Maldives Presidential Politics
By Shantanu Roy-Chaudhury
As Maldives looks to parliamentary and presidential elections in September 2023, the China-India choice maps neatly on to domestic political divides.
Maldives’ 2023 Election Will Shape Indian Ocean Geopolitics
By Mimrah Ghafoor
Both China and India have a stake in the drama surrounding the Maldives' upcoming presidential election.
The China-India Cold War in Maldives
By Rangoli Mitra
Beijing and New Delhi's jostling for influence in Maldives cannot be separated from the island nation's domestic political wrangling.
It’s Advantage China in the Indian Ocean
By Mohamed Zeeshan
Wang Yi’s visits to the Maldives and Sri Lanka signal Beijing’s priorities fairly clearly: it's focusing on South Asia and the Indian Ocean.
The Maldives’ ‘India Out’ Campaign
By Balachander Palanisamy
The Maldives has begun to realize a mutually beneficial relationship with India, and the Solih government means to maintain it despite a growing rhetoric stirring anti-India sentiments.
Chinese Envoy in Maldives Pushes Back on ‘Debt Trap,’ Free Trade Agreement Concerns
By Ankit Panda
The Chinese envoy rejected the characterization of a 2017 free trade agreement between Male and Beijing by the incumbent speaker of the house and former president.
A New Chapter in India-Maldives Relations
By Vinay Kaura
With a change of leadership in Male, the Maldives have turned back to India.
The Maldives’ New Government: Mission Impossible?
By Sudha Ramachandran
From reframing ties with China to advancing Maldivian democracy, Ibrahim Mohamed Solih has a hard road ahead.
The Maldives Crisis and the China-India Chess Match
By Sunaina Kumar and Angela Stanzel
The state of emergency comes amid a high stakes game of regional rivalry.