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Ex-President Of Maldives Reportedly Granted Political Asylum In UK

Reuters | Jade Walker | Posted 05.23.2016 | World

COLOMBO, May 23 (Reuters) - Britain has granted refugee status to Mohamed Nasheed, the former president of the Maldives who was jailed in 2015 after a...

The Island President Released From Prison to the UK

Brett Garling | Posted 02.01.2016 | Green
Brett Garling

(Photo Courtesy of NBC News) If you're planning on booking that next dive trip to the Maldives, you may want to think twice. Human rights abuses ther...

Maldives Backslides Into Repression as the World Calls for President Nasheed's Release

Amal Clooney | Posted 10.14.2015 | World
Amal Clooney

The government wants the world to believe that the Maldives is a nascent democracy and a tourist paradise. But despite its expensive PR strategies, the world is not fooled.

Katherine Boehrer

Former Maldives President: 'There's Nothing More Conservative Than Conserving The Planet'

HuffingtonPost.com | Katherine Boehrer | Posted 11.14.2014 | Green

For Mohamed Nasheed, former president of the Maldives, stopping carbon emissions and adapting to climate change is a necessity. The Maldives sit at an...

The Need for Asian Climate Leadership

Mohamed Nasheed | Posted 04.21.2014 | Green
Mohamed Nasheed

From small island states to delta settlements, Asia is the climate frontline. Seven of the ten countries most vulnerable to climate change are in Asia and the Pacific. It falls to Asian governments, whose primary responsibility is to protect their citizens, to respond.

Real Conservatives Don't Burn Coal

Mohamed Nasheed | Posted 03.18.2014 | Green
Mohamed Nasheed

The conservative movement's pro-fossil fuel advocacy flies in the face of free-market economics. Why are we continuing to subsidize highly profitable and polluting fossil fuel firms while choking off support for clean energy? We are not supposed to be the fossil fuel industry's trade union.

Ousted President Leads In Maldives Election

Reuters | Posted 11.07.2013 | World

By J.J. Robinson MALE, Sept 7 (Reuters) - Partial presidential election results in the Maldives showed Mohamed Nasheed leading on Sat...

The Politics of Energy Is Changing

Mohamed Nasheed | Posted 08.28.2013 | Green
Mohamed Nasheed

Bad energy policy is not just polluting our planet; it is polluting our politics, and warping international relations. It is the invisible force holding nations in thrall to dictators, causing conflicts and repressing human rights.

Abuses Of Power In The Maldives

Mohamed Nasheed | Posted 01.09.2013 | World
Mohamed Nasheed

Three magistrates will decide if I am guilty -- they have been specifically selected by a judicial committee, on which sits the chief financier of the coup.

Trouble, Again, in Paradise

Tom Ginsburg | Posted 11.04.2012 | World
Tom Ginsburg

Most people think of the Maldives as a high-end tourist destination. But the country has a high rate of heroin addiction. Salafist Islam is on the rise. And its deficit is unsustainable. Add to this a stalled political reform, and you have a volatile mix.

Renewable Energy As Solution And Responsibility

Mohamed Nasheed | Posted 10.24.2012 | World
Mohamed Nasheed

The growth of India's clean energy sector does more than keep the lights on: It is a crucial ray of hope in the fight against climate change.

The Maldives' Political Tailspin And The Future Of Our Democracy

Mohamed Nasheed | Posted 09.18.2012 | World
Mohamed Nasheed

I face prison again. But I fear that the consequences for democracy in the Maldives will be worse than for me personally.

James Gerken

Warning From Maldives: 'You Can't Pick And Choose On Science'

HuffingtonPost.com | James Gerken | Posted 07.06.2012 | Green

Mohamed Nasheed, former president of the Maldives, has some words of climate change warning for the United States: "You can't pick and choose on scien...

'Island President' Sheds Harsh New Light on Copenhagen Climate Deal

Corbin Hiar | Posted 06.24.2012 | World
Corbin Hiar

The Island President stars Mohamed Nasheed, the first democratically elected president of the Maldives. Until Nasheed was deposed in what his supporters describe as a coup, he was a leading voice in the fight to stop global warming and rising seas which threaten his homeland.

Joanna Zelman

How One Man Led A (Literally) Drowning Nation

HuffingtonPost.com | Joanna Zelman | Posted 04.02.2012 | Green

Maldives is going underwater. Literally. Due to rising sea levels, studies suggest that the country, a chain of nearly 1,200 islands, could be unin...

Clare Richardson

Ousted Maldives President Warns Of Rocky Road To Democracy

HuffingtonPost.com | Clare Richardson | Posted 07.23.2012 | World

NEW YORK -- An island paradise known foremost for its picturesque beaches and tourism industry captured international headlines last February when the...

Review: The urgency of The Island President

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.29.2012 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

The Island President may already be too late, in terms of the changes it hopes to effect. But Nasheed remains a courageous and inspiring figure, particularly now that he's been forced from office by stand-ins for the kind of forces he has been trying to combat.

Democracy Imperiled in the Maldives

Stephen Zunes | Posted 05.15.2012 | World
Stephen Zunes

Attention needs to be given to the Muslim people of this Asian nation, whose nonviolent struggle for freedom foreshadowed the Arab Spring and whose democratic emergence is now in serious jeopardy.

An Arab Spring Without Support

Mary Keck | Posted 04.18.2012 | World
Mary Keck

If the U.S. is faced with evidence that the president of the Republic of the Maldives was unlawfully removed, we should recognize the human rights of those who live on the islands of the Indian Ocean.

The Climate Post: Maldives President and Climate Advocate Forced at Gunpoint to Step Down

Mason Inman | Posted 04.10.2012 | Green
Mason Inman

Meteorologist Jeffrey Masters said it's not clear if global warming is the culprit behind the U.S. weather, but "... over the last couple of years, it's really not the atmosphere I know anymore."

The Maldives and Greenland's Ilulissat (VIDEO, PHOTOS): Two Countries Experiencing Global Warming At An Alarming Rate

The Huffington Post | Gazelle Emami | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

The Maldives, a string of islands in the Indian Ocean, and Greenland's biggest glacier, Ilulissat, are polar opposites in terms of location and terrai...

Call to Action: The Maldives

Melissa Biggs Bradley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Melissa Biggs Bradley

"The Maldives are disappearing. At about a meter above sea level, the Maldives is on of the world's lowest lying countries. The UN climate panel proje...