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.
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.
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.
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?