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The Maldives, known as an exotic and luxurious tropical vacation spot that attracts the likes of tennis star Roger Federer and swimmer Michael Phelps, is fast becoming one of the world’s most important geopolitical footballs. China is investing heavily in the island chain in a bid for economic and strategic supremacy, stoking the ire of India -- just miles away. Eurasia Group’s South Asia expert Shailesh Kumar explains to Scott Lanman of Bloomberg News and Daniel Moss of Bloomberg View how this honeymoon destination got caught up in a great-power rivalry.

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