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Politics of Reclamation in South China Sea

The recent spate of reclamation in the Spratly Islands in the South China Sea has been reported and analyzed widely by SCS observers. They indicate mammoth reclamation and construction efforts by China to incrementally expand tiny shoals into islands capable of hosting airstrips.

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Arrest Of Opposition Leader On Terror Charges Brews Political Storm In Maldives

MH Rajesh analyzes the worsening political situation in the geo-strategically important island state of Maldives, following the arrest of the country’s former President and current opposition leader Mohammed Nasheed and the removal of the defense over fears of him plotting a coup against the current President, Abdulla Yameen.