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Why Maldives Sided With Mauritius on the Chagos Islands
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.

No, Mauritius Will Not Give China a Military Base on the Chagos Islands
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.
Mauritians Want to Reclaim the Chagos Islands. President Biden Should Support Them.
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.

Mauritius Presses Claim for Indian Ocean Islands Under ‘Unlawful’ UK Administration
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.

Diego Garcia: Troubling Past, Uncertain Future
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.

Australia’s Cocos Islands Cannot Replace America’s Troubled Diego Garcia
April 16, 2019

Australia’s Cocos Islands Cannot Replace America’s Troubled Diego Garcia

By Samuel Bashfield
As U.S. defense planners consider the potential closure of Diego Garcia, they should know the limits of the Cocos Islands.

Ray Mabus
December 04, 2013

Ray Mabus

By Sergei DeSilva-Ranasinghe
The Diplomat’s Sergei DeSilva-Ranasinghe spoke with Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus, discussing the current state of the Navy, the implications of the drawdown from Afghanistan, the Indian Ocean’s importance, and other issues
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