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EIN NEWSDESK 19 December 2018 End-of-Mission press releases include statements of IMF staff teams that convey preliminary findings after a visit to a country. The views expressed in this statement are those of the IMF staff and do not necessarily represent the views of the IMF’s Executive Board. Based on...

THE WASHINGTON POST 14 December 2018 by PATRICK MARTIN When unveiling the Trump administration’s new Africa policy on Thursday, national security adviser John Bolton made a point to speak about a single container port in the tiny East African nation of Djibouti. Officials say the Doraleh Container Terminal is critical for resupplying the only permanent U.S. base in Africa,...

DAILY NATION 14 December 2018 by JOHN BOLTON In Summary As part of our new Africa strategy, the United States will also reevaluate its support for U.N....

JAPAN FORWARD 13 December 2018 by YOSHINARI KUROSE A2AD, Asian and Pacific Security, China’s expansionism, China’s navy, debt diplomacy, east china...

ASIA TIMES 5 December 2018 by MARSHALL AUERBACK At the end of World War II, much of Europe was in shambles and the continent was faced with the prospect of famine and years of future economic blight. Fortunately, the region’s prospects were transformed by the Economic Recovery Program (better known as the “Marshall Plan”), which injected billions of dollars into...

FUTURE DIRECTIONS 21 November 2018 by LINDSAY HUGHES Background At a time when international attention is focussed on the Trump-Xi power plays, other developments in its immediate neighbourhood have equally captured New Delhi’s attention. In the Maldives, the opposition leader, Ibrahim Solih, won the general election, which was conducted on 23 September, and was sworn...

THE ECONOMIC TIMES 2 November 2018 by NISID HAJARI Five years after Xi announced his Silk Road plans, the program still has plenty of boosters — especially...

AFRICA NEWS 3 November 2018 by ABDUR RAHMAN ALFA SHABAN United Nations Security Council, UNSC, is set to lift sanctions imposed on Eritrea, according to reports from the Councils most recent meeting. The move comes in the wake of the United States backing down on its long held stance that the sanctions remain in place. Eritrea has in the past accused the US of being behind...

FOREIGN BRIEF 5 November 2018 by TOM CONNOLLY WHAT’S HAPPENING? Trade and diplomatic exchanges are blossoming across the Horn of Africa after a series...

OCP POLICY CENTER 31 October 2018 by RIDA LYAMMOURI here has been a flurry of activity in the Horn of Africa recently, where decades-old political disputes have suddenly been put to rest. The resulting changes have shattered the status quo in the region, putting the Horn on a new path where state-to-state relations are no longer marked by regional competition and frozen...