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JJ Robinson on the Maldives’ Return to Democracy
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.

Maldives Ex-Vice President Jailed Again for Money Laundering
October 07, 2020

Maldives Ex-Vice President Jailed Again for Money Laundering

By Associated Press
Ahmed Adeeb pleaded guilty to all counts in a corruption case that also implicated former President Yameen Abdul Gayoom.
The Dangers of Dog-Whistling to Extremists in the Maldives
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.

Maldives Ex-Vice President Testifies in Corruption Case Against Ex-President Yameen
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.

Maldives’ Crucial Ballot to Elect New Parliament
April 09, 2019

Maldives’ Crucial Ballot to Elect New Parliament

By Associated Press
More than 264,000 people were eligible to vote for 386 candidates running for the 87 seats in parliament.

Former Maldives President Arrested Over Money Laundering
February 20, 2019

Former Maldives President Arrested Over Money Laundering

By Associated Press
The former president was taken into custody following weeks of investigation for corruption.

Former Maldives President Charged With Corruption, Money-Laundering
February 07, 2019

Former Maldives President Charged With Corruption, Money-Laundering

By Ankit Panda
Maldivian police have sought to file charges against Abdulla Yameen.
The Maldives’ Games of Thrones
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.

A New Chapter in India-Maldives Relations
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.

A Belated Election Crisis? Maldives' Outgoing President Challenges September 2018 Election Results
October 16, 2018

A Belated Election Crisis? Maldives' Outgoing President Challenges September 2018 Election Results

By Ankit Panda
Abdulla Yameen is making a desperate last-ditch effort to cling to power, despite having conceded defeat.

The Maldives Election: A Renewed Chance for India?
September 26, 2018

The Maldives Election: A Renewed Chance for India?

By Jayesh Khatu
The victory of opposition leader Solih is an opportunity for India to regain influence in the Maldives.
Maldives Voters Grant Decisive Victory to Opposition Candidate in Blow to Pro-China Leader
September 24, 2018

Maldives Voters Grant Decisive Victory to Opposition Candidate in Blow to Pro-China Leader

By Ankit Panda
The result is a triumph for democracy in the Maldives, with a historic turnout of more than 85 percent.

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