Why is the US interested in the Maldives?

“…Also now in this sensitive time …when much of the Middle East is in turmoil, people are looking at the transition here, in the Maldives, as a potentially a very significant one, one in which democracy can take root,…a model for other countries to follow, democracy within an Islamic context-…I think that is part of the reason why United States is more closely looking at the Maldives…”
- US Ambassador to Maldives, Robert Blake

Video clips of the event- Part 1, Part 2
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