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In a Land of Pretty Islands, Ugly Politics Come to the Surface

Feb 05, 2018 - The New York Times

MALÉ, Maldives — For an island nation considered a paradise, with its $2,000-a-night over-the-water bungalows and its Evian-clear seas, the Maldives is having some issues.

Climate change could obliterate these islands, most of which lie just a few feet above the Indian Ocean, and in recent years a new problem has swept in: Islamic radicalism, which has security services on edge and led to the stabbing death of a blogger after he dared to criticize extremists.

Now, a major politica...