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Maldives flashpoint in Indian Ocean cold war

By Ameen Izzadeen (This article first appeared in the Daily Mirror, Sri Lanka) As the political crisis in the Maldives deepens with former President Mohamed Nasheed taking refuge in the Indian High Commission in Male two weeks ago, the undercurrents … Continue reading

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Choice before Maldives: How to save democracy

By Ameen Izzadeen It’s all happening again amidst a strong sense of déjà vu. Hasn’t the Maldives gone through similar crises before? Yes it has. Twice before; once when the country’s first President Mohamed Amin Didi was overthrown while he … Continue reading

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Four years after democracy, Maldives at crossroads again

By Ameen Izzadeen Machiavelli’s first maxim for the prince is that he should know to protect power by hook or by crook. President Mohamed (Anni) Nasheed of the Maldives seems to have learnt this art of survival in politics fast, … Continue reading

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