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Beyond the ballot box

Celebration of the Maldives’ democratic gains must be tempered with realism.

| Oct 22, 2018

Match-fixing, Maldivian style

Opposition hobbled, the Maldives moves towards elections.

| Aug 03, 2018

The Machiavellis of Malé

How the politics of vengeance in the Maldives is destroying its democracy.

| Nov 05, 2015

The Maldivian political thriller

Democracy is being challenged as the Maldivian government leverages to make the opposition toe the line.

| Jul 11, 2015

Democracy on trial

What the persecution of political rivals means for the Maldivian democracy

| Apr 17, 2015

Maldives: Democracy kidnapped

Following a fair and transparent first round of voting, the electoral process in the Maldives has become bogged down in authoritarian fraud and farce.

| Oct 25, 2013

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