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.
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.
May 08, 2021
Maldives’ Parliament Speaker Nasheed in Critical Condition After Blast
By Mohamed Sharuhaan
Police said that they were investigating the explosion as an act of terrorism targeting the former president.
December 17, 2019
Chinese Envoy in Maldives Pushes Back on ‘Debt Trap,’ Free Trade Agreement Concerns
By Ankit Panda
The Chinese envoy rejected the characterization of a 2017 free trade agreement between Male and Beijing by the incumbent speaker of the house and former president.
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.
March 28, 2018
Mohamed Nasheed on the Maldives Crisis
By Aaquib Khan
“You can’t give up, and you shouldn’t give up. The stakes are too high.”
February 28, 2018
Indian Ocean Update: The Crisis in the Maldives and India's Play at Duqm
By Ankit Panda and Prashanth Parameswaran
The Diplomat's editors discuss Indian Ocean geopolitics, including the Maldives crisis and the significance of Duqm.
February 25, 2018
The Maldives Crisis Presents a Window of Opportunity for India
By Devashish Dhar
India has options in the Maldives outside of military intervention and sanctions.
February 09, 2018
Democracy on the Brink in Maldives
By Olof Blomqvist
The current crisis is the culmination of political trends years in the making.
February 08, 2018
India and the Maldives Emergency
By Sudha Ramachandran
Doing nothing is not an option, but there are few good choices for India.
February 06, 2018
A Political Crisis Deepens in the Maldives: The Geopolitical Stakes for India and Its Options
By Ankit Panda
Indian policymakers will weigh the pros and cons of various measures in the coming days. Will New Delhi intervene?
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