Choosing Sides

The party of the Maldives’ President Mohamed Muizzu won a landslide in Sunday’s parliamentary election, inverting the balance of power domestically and internationally as it will likely strengthen the current government’s pro-China stance, the Associated Press reported. Muizzu’s People’s National Congress (PNC) won 70 out of...

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Booking Canceled

A diplomatic row between India and the Maldives sparked by social media is causing significant economic repercussions for the island nation, as Indian travelers and travel agencies have begun canceling their reservations in the picturesque archipelago, CNBC reported. Calls for a boycott of the Maldives by...

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Changing Course

Pro-Beijing opposition candidate Mohamed Muiz won the Maldives’ presidential runoff Saturday, following an election that observers described as a referendum on whether the country will foster closer ties with China or India, Reuters reported. Official results showed Muiz of the People’s National Congress secured more than...

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Packing Proxies

Some in the Maldives want to reduce the influence of India. The same people in the archipelago nation in the Indian Ocean might want to increase the influence of China in their backyard, too. Lawmakers with the ruling Maldivian Democratic Party (MDP) recently proposed a bill...

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