Challenges to Democracy in the Maldives
HE Mohamed Nasheed, President, Republic of Maldives (2008-12)
Chair: Jon Snow, Presenter, Channel 4 News
Following his month long release from prison by the government of President Yameen Abdul Gayoon, Mohamed Nasheed, former president of the Maldives, will raise his concerns about the deteriorating situation in the country. He will discuss challenges to democracy consolidation in the Maldives, covering issues of climate change, human rights and radicalism. In addition, he will consider the Maldives' increased engagement with China and discuss the implications this may have on the stability of the Indian Ocean.