Pompeo Courts the Maldives in Latest Bid to Check China’s Influence
A U.S. Embassy and defense agreements are meant to keep the island nation from falling into Beijing’s orbit.
Defenders of Human Rights Are Making a Comeback
With larger powers in retreat, small countries and civil society groups have stepped up—and they have won some significant victories.
Is Abdulla Yameen Handing Over the Maldives to China?
The island nation is on the verge of conceding its sovereignty.
Democracy Is Drowning in the Maldives
The islands' first democratically elected president is planning a return - but home may not be welcoming.
The Maldives Takes Its Place in Indian Ocean Geopolitics
The archipelago has proven capable of using to its advantage regional competition between India and China.
Exploding Chairs, High Treason, and Political Chaos Rock the Maldives
In just a few weeks, the country has slid from relative stability to political crisis.
The Maldives in Meltdown
Past the white sand beaches, the country's human rights situation has gone from bad to worse — and this paradise has become anything but.