Ibrahim Mohamed Solih
March 25, 2023
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.
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 23, 2022
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.
January 19, 2022
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.
July 26, 2021
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.
November 01, 2020
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.
June 27, 2020
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.
August 23, 2019
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.
January 01, 2019
The Maldives’ Games of Thrones
By JJ Robinson
Ibu Solih and the democrats won a shock victory, but the Maldives’ past suggests more twists and turns to come.
December 22, 2018
A New Chapter in India-Maldives Relations
By Vinay Kaura
With a change of leadership in Male, the Maldives have turned back to India.
November 30, 2018
India and the Maldives: Back on Track?
By Rajeswari Pillai Rajagopalan
Recent changes have provided an opening for both sides to recalibrate ties.
October 01, 2018
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.
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