New Maldives President: India’s Friend or Foe?
By Rajeswari Pillai Rajagopalan
It likely that Malé will remain sensitive to India’s broad strategic concerns around China, but will likely push also for closer ties to Beijing.
Maldives’ Presidential Elections: What’s Next?
By Rishabh Yadav
What the first round results tell us about the September 30 run-off – and what that will mean for Maldives' geopolitical position moving forward.
Will ‘The Democrats’ Reconfigure the Maldives’ Political Landscape?
By Mimrah Abdul Ghafoor
A new party formed out of a rift in the ruling Maldivian Democratic Party could impact upcoming presidential elections in the Maldives.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
JJ Robinson on the Maldives’ Return to Democracy
By Shannon Tiezzi
Two years after a surprise opposition victory in the polls, Maldivian democracy is still tenuous.
The Dangers of Dog-Whistling to Extremists in the Maldives
By Mushfiq Mohamed
How “liberal” political actors in the Maldives dog-whistle violent extremists and why it matters.
Maldives Ex-Vice President Testifies in Corruption Case Against Ex-President Yameen
By Associated Press
Ahmed Adeeb admitted to assisting Yameen in corrupt deals and money laundering.