MODERN DIPLOMACY 5 November 2018 by ECATARINA GARCIA Chinese influence in East Africa is a topic of growing debate and concern for Western nations and...

REUTERS 6 November 2018 by  MICHELLE NICHOLS (Reuters) – The U.N. Security Council is considering lifting sanctions on Eritrea next week after a rapprochement with Ethiopia, although some members want to maintain some diplomatic pressure to ensure a dispute with Djibouti is resolved, diplomats said on Monday. A British-drafted resolution, seen by Reuters, proposes...

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...

THE ARAB WEEKLY 4 November 2018 by FRANCIS GHILES The trend of greater Chinese economic presence across the Middle East is there for all to see. Wide-ranging...

THE ARAB WEEKLY 4 November 2018 by JOHN CK DALY With China’s overseas military expansion and advocacy of a new world order, Djibouti’s congested territory...

THE WASHINGTON DIPLOMAT 31 October 2018 by LARRY LEXNER A country few Americans have ever heard of — and even fewer have visited — hosts the only...

EUREPORTER 31 October 2018 by COLIN STEVENS With China pouring ever more cash into European infrastructure, time is of the essence for the EU to finalize...

EURASIA REVIEW 30 October 2018 by SUBRATA MAJUMDER China’s new Silk Road OBOR (One Road One Belt) project China’s Belt and Road Initiative is...

YAHOO NEWS 29 October 2018 by ERIC NG Botched Chinese railway project in Africa is a warning to belt and road investors The planning behind many of China’s...

BLOOMBERG 28 October 2018 by NIZAR MANEK (Bloomberg) — A self-declared republic in Somalia asked Ethiopia to reroute its nascent oil and gas exports via a proposed new pipeline, challenging Djibouti’s long-held plans for a conduit. The overture from Somaliland comes as Ethiopia begins exploiting an estimated 8 trillion cubic feet of natural gas and test-drilling...