By Rohantha De Silva, 15 March 2019
The foreign minister’s US trip illustrates how far the new Maldivian government is distancing itself from China.
By Rohantha De Silva, 5 February 2019
In a clear jab against China, the two countries agreed not to allow their territories to “be used for any activity that is hostile to each other’s interest.”
By Rohantha De Silva, 21 January 2019
The purpose of the government’s investigation is to witch hunt former President Yameen and other pro-Chinese factions of the Maldives ruling elite.
By Rohantha De Silva, 5 December 2018
Tolih’s administration will bring the Maldives into line with Washington’s military preparations for war against China and reorient the island-nation towards India.
By Rohantha De Silva, 29 October 2018
The pro-US shift in Maldives will only intensify geopolitical tensions, particularly between Washington and Beijing.
By Rohantha De Silva, 26 September 2018
Yameen’s electoral defeat will be used by the US and India to boost their political and strategic influence in the Maldives which will heighten regional geopolitical tensions.
By Rohantha De Silva, 20 July 2018
The rivalry between India and China over the Maldives underscores the geo-political tensions created by Washington’s offensive against Beijing.
By Rohantha De Silva, 7 April 2018
President Yameen withdrew the draconian emergency law a day after trumped-up terrorism charges were filed against his chief political opponents.
By Rohantha De Silva, 3 March 2018
The EU, US and India are intensifying efforts to undermine Chinese influence on the strategically located Indian Ocean island nation.
Amid growing great power rivalry
By Rohantha De Silva, 23 February 2018
A strategically-located Indian Ocean archipelago, the Maldives has become a focal point of the increasingly explosive geopolitical competition between India and the US on one side, and China on the other.
By Rohantha De Silva, 14 February 2018
India is plotting with the US to exploit the political crisis in the Maldives to pursue their geostrategic interests, including through a possible Indian invasion.
By Rohantha De Silva, 9 February 2018
India’s armed forces are reportedly “on standby for any contingency in the Maldives from evacuation of Indian tourists to military intervention.”
By Rohantha De Silva, 7 February 2018
After the Maldives president imposed a state of emergency, the opposition leader called for an Indian intervention into the small Indian Ocean state.
By Rohantha De Silva, 22 December 2017
Maldives has become a focal point of geo-political rivalry between the US and India on one side and China on the other.
By K. Ratnayake, 16 November 2017
Washington and New Delhi are sending a message: there will be no room to manoeuvre in the US war drive against China.
By Rohantha De Silva, 6 November 2017
The EU visit had nothing to do with defending “human rights” but to ensure the domination of western powers over the strategically located Indian Ocean archipelago.
By Wasantha Rupasinghe, 31 July 2017
Intense political infighting in Maldives is driven by US-India geo-political manoeuvres against China.
By Rohantha De Silva, 4 April 2017
Infighting between the Maldives opposition and President Yameen is bound up with geo-political manoeuvres by the US and India against China.
By Rohantha De Silva, 18 March 2017
The postponement took place amid intensifying conflicts within the Maldivian ruling elite, bound up with the geo-political rivalry between the US, India and China.
By Wasantha Rupasinghe, 6 September 2016
The US and its allies are hostile to President Yameen, not because of his record of human rights abuses, but his ties to China.
By Wasantha Rupasinghe, 18 July 2016
Bitter infighting, driven by the geo-strategic demands of the US and India, is deepening within the Maldives ruling elite.
By Wasantha Rupasinghe, 28 April 2016
By cajoling the Maldives into a new defence pact, India provided the US with a demonstration of its potential as a “frontline” ally in confronting China.
By Wasantha Rupasinghe, 2 February 2016
The strategically-located island archipelago has increasingly become a focal point of Washington’s “pivot” to the Indo-Pacific region to confront China.
By Wasantha Rupasinghe, 6 November 2015
The political instability in the strategically-located island nation is being fueled by Washington’s hostility to the government’s close relations with China.
By Wasantha Rupasinghe, 10 March 2015
The intense rivalry between the government and opposition is bound up with sharpening geo-political tensions throughout Asia and internationally.
By Wasantha Rupasinghe, 5 February 2015
Opposition leader Nasheed visited Sri Lanka to sound out Western support for his moves against President Yameen.
By K. Ratnayake, 21 May 2013
The leaked agreement to build US bases on the Indian Ocean archipelago is part of a broader strategy to prepare war against China.
By Wasantha Rupasinghe, 23 February 2012
India arranged a shaky deal among parties in the Maldives in an attempt to defuse the political crisis following a military coup in the islands.
By Wasantha Rupasinghe, 15 February 2012
The aim of visits by US and Indian envoys to the Maldives has been to back the Hassan government, installed in a coup, and discourage ousted President Nasheed to end his campaign against the government.
By W. A. Sunil and Deepal Jayasekera, 10 February 2012
Right-wing forces in the Maldives, aided by the military and police, have ousted President Mohamed Nasheed in a US-backed coup.