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China and the Maldives’ presidents attend a welcome ceremony.
China and the Maldives’ presidents attend a welcome ceremony.

China’s Two-Ocean Strategy Puts India in a Pincer

The Chinese foreign minister’s island hopping is the latest sign of contestation over the Indo-Pacific.

A Comoran woman walks along the waterfront in Moroni on February 21, 2015 on the eve of the second round of the legislative elections. The second phase of the Comoros legislative election will be a face-off between the party of President Ikililou Dhoinine and his predecessor Ahmed Abdallah Sambi.   AFP PHOTO / MARCO LONGARI        (Photo credit should read MARCO LONGARI/AFP/Getty Images)
A Comoran woman walks along the waterfront in Moroni on February 21, 2015 on the eve of the second round of the legislative elections. The second phase of the Comoros legislative election will be a face-off between the party of President Ikililou Dhoinine and his predecessor Ahmed Abdallah Sambi. AFP PHOTO / MARCO LONGARI (Photo credit should read MARCO LONGARI/AFP/Getty Images)

This Tiny African Nation Just Cut Ties With Tehran. It Also Used to Be an Iranian Trading Post.

Comoros's rich yet little-known historical links with Iran haven't stopped it from joining Saudi Arabia's campaign to isolate Tehran.

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