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Former Maldives President Mohamed Nasheed, in white, tussles with policemen who stopped him from speaking to journalists, Male, Maldives, Feb. 23, 2015 (AP photo by Sinan Hussain).

The Reality Behind the Postcard Image of the Maldives

Friday, Dec. 16, 2016

In this week’s Trend Lines podcast, WPR’s editor-in-chief, Judah Grunstein, and senior editor, Frederick Deknatel, discuss Russia’s efforts to reassert itself as a global power and whether or not Moscow is succeeding. For the Report, JJ Robinson talks with Peter Dörrie about the many problems facing the Maldives.

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Trend Lines is produced and edited by Peter Dörrie, a freelance journalist and analyst focusing on security and resource politics in Africa. You can follow him on Twitter at @peterdoerrie.

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