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The Late Stages of the Maldives Crisis Causing Global Actions


The Maldives Political Crisis has only worsened through time. Not only is the state of the Maldives is unstable, but also the United Nations has expressed their concerns. Many powerful nations are reporting on the late stages of the crisis from their own perspective.



Global Coverage

China Daily speaks about the United Nations and their thoughts on the crisis. The UN’s Secretary General wants the Maldives to lift their state of emergency and uphold their constitution and laws. China reports that the UN wants the Maldives to take the right measures, through rule of law, to ensure the security and stability of their nation.


On the other hand, Al Jazeera, Qatar’s news outlet, relays that the Maldives extended their state of emergency. The Maldives Parliament had extended the state of emergency by 30 days, sparking controversy and disapproval. Qatar details the conflicting issue of national emergency that has been the center of international attention. Not only has this extension caused protest in the Maldives, but other countries continue to express their disapproval.


Adding onto the UN’s thoughts, Vietnam News includes the UN Security Council’s thoughts on how the Maldives Crisis is only worsening and that it looks devastating in their future. The UN held a meeting about this crisis, but in the end no statement was released. Now it is unclear what action the UN will take to help the Maldives. Just like the Chinese perspective, Vietnam also provides reports from an international perspective, focusing more on the UN and their efforts to help the Maldives.


Iran Daily, contrary to the other news outlets mentioned above, focuses on the relationship between China and India with the Maldives. China and India have different answers to the question of whether the Maldives should handle the crisis independently. China has decided to take action in response to India’s intervention by deploying warships to the East Indian Ocean. Iran emphasizes China and India’s rivalry and how they are both watching each other closely amidst the Maldives crisis.


Also speaking upon the relationship between the Maldives and India, The Nation, a news source of Thailand, relays their thoughts on India’s unstable and wary position in relation to the Maldives. According to The Nation, their policy choices are limited due to the disapproval by China and other nations to meddle in the Maldives. With China’s deployment of warships in the Indian Ocean, India has many concerns.


Due to the current situation in the Maldives, Indonesia now has hope for membership within the UN Security Council. Jakarta Globe explains how Indonesia is currently set up against the Maldives for one seat in the Asia-Pacific group. Indonesia is purportedly confident about the bid, due to the unstable situation in the Maldives. The political crisis is not only affecting the Maldives and its citizens, but also its international image and power in the UN.


Main Takeaways

The late stages of the Maldives Political Crisis have only made the nation more unstable and shed more light and attention in an international scope. Not only has there been widespread disagreement and disapproval with the choices of the Maldives’ government, but the crisis is also beginning to affect their image and international power.