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Mohamed Muizzu

Maldives’ Muizzu Throws in With China

Maldives’ Muizzu Throws in With China

By Rajeswari Pillai Rajagopalan
Malé is playing India and China against each other and trying to get the best deal, but Muizzu appears to have gone a bit overboard this time. 

India-Maldives War of Words on Social Media Triggers Diplomatic Row

India-Maldives War of Words on Social Media Triggers Diplomatic Row

By Sudha Ramachandran
Neither Modi nor Muizzu can absolve themselves of responsibility for the spat.
Rift Between Muizzu and Yameen Injects Fresh Tensions Into Maldives’ Politics

Rift Between Muizzu and Yameen Injects Fresh Tensions Into Maldives’ Politics

By Mimrah Abdul Ghafoor
The animosity between the two former allies resembles the tensions that arose between former Presidents Mohamed Nasheed and Ibrahim Solih during the latter’s presidency.

Will Maldivian President Mohamed Muizzu Tilt Towards China?

Will Maldivian President Mohamed Muizzu Tilt Towards China?

By Nalinie Sharma
He can be expected to adopt a more independent, balanced and diversified foreign policy rather than a pro-China one.

India-Maldives Relations Enter Choppy Waters

India-Maldives Relations Enter Choppy Waters

By Sudha Ramachandran
Maldivian President Muizzu has called for the removal of Indian military personnel from the archipelago and has threatened to review agreements with India.

The Past, Present, and Future of Maldivian Democracy

The Past, Present, and Future of Maldivian Democracy

By Mimrah Abdul Ghafoor
No Maldivian government since 2008 has fully adhered to democratic norms. Will President-elect Muizzu break this pattern?

New Maldives President: India’s Friend or Foe?

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 Election Was Not a Referendum on India or China 

Maldives’ Presidential Election Was Not a Referendum on India or China 

By Mimrah Abdul Ghafoor
Local political maneuvering and pressing domestic issues – not geopolitics – drove most Maldivians’ voting decisions.

What to Expect From Maldives’ New President

What to Expect From Maldives’ New President

Mimrah Abdul Ghafoor and JJ Robinson discuss the domestic politics behind President-elect Muizzu's win and the foreign policy implications going forward.

Opposition’s Mohamed Muizzu Wins Maldives’ Presidential Election

Opposition’s Mohamed Muizzu Wins Maldives’ Presidential Election

By Mimrah Abdul Ghafoor
In opposition, Muizzu was part of the “India Out” campaign. Will he take this forward as president?

Mimrah Abdul Ghafoor on Maldives’ Presidential Election

Mimrah Abdul Ghafoor on Maldives’ Presidential Election

By Shannon Tiezzi
What does Maldives’ new president mean for the country’s future?
Nasheed’s Democrats Emerge Kingmakers in Maldivian Presidential Election

Nasheed’s Democrats Emerge Kingmakers in Maldivian Presidential Election

By Mimrah Abdul Ghafoor
Will President Solih concede to friend-turned-foe Nasheed’s demand for a referendum to win his support in the runoff election?

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