Maldives: How will the new government rebalance its foreign policy?

The big challenge for the new government in Maldives is how to undo the policies of President Yameen and to correct the tilt of the island nation

In Maldives democracy may have triumphed, but challenges stare the new government

In the Maldives, the verdict sprung by the people draws to a close the island nations flirtation with possible autocracy, but as Democracy returns it faces a complicated geopolitical equation that requires a tightrope walk

Maldives to lift state of emergency, charge ex-president, chief justice with bribery

Under the emergency, Yameen’s administration arrested former president Maumoon Abdul Gayoom, the chief justice, another Supreme Court judge, and a Supreme Court administrator on allegations of attempting to overthrow the government.

‘Maldives is a failed state where no institution is working’

President Yameen’s financial fortunes have improved remarkably since he came to power. He has had no sources of funds or resources.

‘Maldives is a failed state where no institution is working’

In the Maldives, the President manipulated laws to centrally control everything. Now one man is controlling the Parliament and judiciary.

‘We do not see anyone in the government except President Yameen’

Ali Zahir, Deputy leader of Maldives’s Adalat Party, speaks to Hardnews on the current political climate in the Maldives.

Maldives: Democracy under ‘all-out assault’

“President Yameen has, to put it bluntly, usurped the authority of the State’s rule-of-law institutions and its ability to work independently from the executive,” Mr Zeid said.

‘Parliamentary democracy has been smothered in Maldives’

In the backdrop of an escalating political crisis and a purge initiated by Maldives’ President Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayoom, former speaker of the People’s Majlis, Abdulla Shahid, speaks to Hardnews about the island nation’s growing proximity to China and the plight of its democratic system

In Maldives political crisis, an opportunity for jihadists

In 2008, Maldives national Ali Assham, alleged to have been involved with the Lashkar-e-Taiba network and accused of attacking the Indian Institute of Science in Bangalore in 2005, was deported from Sri Lanka to Maldives.