Maldives: A Crisis Creates Opportunities for Influence

Feb 6, 2018 | 20:50 GMT


The Maldives are facing a political crisis that has implications not only for the tropical nation, but also for the regional rivalry between India and China. On Feb. 5, President Abdulla Yameen declared a 15-day state of emergency and ordered the arrests of high-ranking government figures such as Supreme Court Chief Justice Abdulla Saeed and former President Maumoon Abdul Gayoom, who ruled the Maldives for 30 years and is, incidentally, Yameen's half-brother....

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