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allAfrica 16 July 2018 In late June, top military officials from Mali, Sierra Leone, South Sudan and dozens of other African countries gathered to discuss defense strategies and security threats. The meeting didn’t take place in a major African city, but thousands of kilometers away, in Beijing, China. The...

CNBC AFRICA 4 July 2018 Congressman Bradley Byrne (R-AL) (https://byrne.house.gov), a member of the House Armed Services Committee, on March 6, 2018, expressed his concerns about recent actions by China in Africa, specifically actions in the Republic of Djibouti. Djibouti recently illegally seized control of the Doraleh port terminal by presidential decree, and some reports...

Foreign Policy Journal 3 July 2018 The world’s richest countries insist their involvement in developing nations is prompted by altruism, but this magnanimity...

Ship Technology 2 July 2018 The potential of Africa’s shipping sector is vast, but the continent runs the risk of sacrificing growth by not investing...

Mail & Guardian 27 June 2018 June 27 marks 41 years of independence for my country, Djibouti. So, 41 years of freedom, respect for human dignity and...

CNN Politics 22 June 2018   Lasers have been used to target US aerial operations in the Pacific, with 20 incidents recorded since September of last year, according to a US military official. The military spokeswoman, who requested not to be named, told CNN that lasers had been flashed at US aircraft, and that the sources of these flashes are suspected to be Chinese. The...

news.com.au 23 June 2018 FIVE days before 60 Minutes aired a program about China’s quest for global dominance, the team received a furious phone call. “Take...

Future Directions International 20 June 2018   I was invited to visit Japan in August 2017 by the Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The five-day...

CIMSEC 21 June 2018 Great power competition and arms races are back, especially in Asia. According to the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute...

U.S. Department of State 18 June 2018 SECRETARY POMPEO: Thank you. Thanks, Gerry, and thanks to the Detroit Economic Club for hosting me. It’s great...