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A Tale of Two Maldives
June 23, 2015
A Tale of Two Maldives
The imprisonment of the former president is a tragic commentary on Maldivian democracy.
A Tale of Two Maldives
A Bleak Outlook for Democracy in the Maldives
June 22, 2015
A Bleak Outlook for Democracy in the Maldives
Months after Mohamed Nasheed's show trial, democracy and the rule of law show no signs of recovery in the Maldives.
A Bleak Outlook for Democracy in the Maldives
Democracy, Maldives Style
May 22, 2015
Democracy, Maldives Style
A nascent democracy looks to be coming apart at the seams.
Democracy, Maldives Style
Democracy Loses in Maldives as Former President Jailed
March 24, 2015
Democracy Loses in Maldives as Former President Jailed
The country’s first democratically elected president faces a long prison term after a particularly dubious conviction.
Democracy Loses in Maldives as Former President Jailed
Trouble in Paradise: Democracy Retreats in the Maldives
March 14, 2015
Trouble in Paradise: Democracy Retreats in the Maldives
Former Maldivian President Mohamed Nasheed has been sentenced to 13 years in prison on terrorism charges.
Trouble in Paradise: Democracy Retreats in the Maldives
India's Maldivian Headache
February 26, 2015
India's Maldivian Headache
Political crisis in the Maldives puts New Delhi in a position where it has to act. But how?
India's Maldivian Headache
Former Maldives President Arrested
February 24, 2015
Former Maldives President Arrested
Mohamed Nasheed's arrest sparked clashes in Malé between supporters of the opposition and the current government.
Former Maldives President Arrested
Dirty Politics in Pristine Maldives
February 15, 2015
Dirty Politics in Pristine Maldives
Allegations and counter allegations fly in the political cauldron of Malé, the nation’s capital.
Dirty Politics in Pristine Maldives
Maldives: A Return to Religious Conservatism
February 17, 2014
Maldives: A Return to Religious Conservatism
The first three months under President Yameen offer a glimpse into the island nation’s future.
Maldives: A Return to Religious Conservatism
Maldives Election Fiasco: “Betrayal of Democracy”
October 01, 2013
Maldives Election Fiasco: “Betrayal of Democracy”
The future of democracy on the archipelago looks bleak after a constitutionally questionable court intervention.
Maldives Election Fiasco: “Betrayal of Democracy”
Maldives Faces Mounting Diplomatic Pressure Before Mohamed Nasheed Trial
April 01, 2013
Maldives Faces Mounting Diplomatic Pressure Before Mohamed Nasheed Trial
Former Maldivian President Mohamed Nasheed’s trial will resume on April 4.
Maldives Faces Mounting Diplomatic Pressure Before Mohamed Nasheed Trial
Former Maldives President Arrested
October 09, 2012
Former Maldives President Arrested
President Mohamed Nasheed arrest is the latest blow to this country’s fragile democracy.
Former Maldives President Arrested
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