The crisis in the Maldives is a case study of Chinese investments undermining democratic institutions in smaller countries. It poses long term threats to India’s economic and political security. And almost overnight, it has turned the Indian Ocean into the Indo-Pacific
There is a constitutional crisis unfolding in the Indian Ocean nation of the Maldives. With an emergency in effect, and the Chief Justice imprisoned by the President, how will India respond to the crisis? Join Ambassador Neelam Deo as she contextualizes the crisis and what India will do.
Maldivian President Abdulla Yameen’s visit to India this week aims to repair ties, strained after the Maldives terminated a $500 million contract to the Bangalore-based infrastructure company, GMR. Yameen’s conciliatory stand stems from the need for international help, including India’s, to fix an economy in decline
The November 16 election of Abdulla Yameen as president of the Maldives may have ended the two-year long political turmoil, but for the country’s economy to recover Yameen must ensure the stability of his government. He also has to consolidate ties with India, and his visit here on December 23 will be a start
The ongoing political crisis in the Maldives has deteriorated after a run-off election on November 10 was delayed. Now, the next election is scheduled to be held on November 16. However, despite four scheduled elections in the last two months, chances are slim that stability will return soon to the Maldives
The September 28 run-off presidential election in the Maldives was postponed indefinitely by the country’s Supreme Court after allegations of ballot-rigging. However, national and international observers have said the elections were fair. Settling the political crisis in the Maldives may now require more than an election