The Maldives

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Democracy Is Drowning in the Maldives

The islands' first democratically elected president is planning a return - but home may not be welcoming.

NEW DELHI, INDIA - APRIL 11: Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayoom, President of the Republic of Maldives, read joint statement after their delegation level meeting at Hyderabad House on April 11, 2016 in New Delhi, India. President Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayoom, who has embarked a two-day visit to New Delhi, is expected to sign a counter-terror pact with India. Maldives recently arrested 40 of its nationals, who were reportedly fighting alongside the Islamic State in Syria and Iraq. (Photo by Mohd Zakir/Hindustan Times via Getty Images)

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.

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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.

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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.

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