DEFENSE ONE 29 OCTOBER 2018 by MARCUS WEISGERBER The contracts came just months after the U.S. accused China of trying to blind military pilots in...

MAIL & GUARDIAN 23 November 2018 by  EMMANUE; SEKYERE The exchange of Africa’s natural resources for infrastructure development by China needs...

NEWSWEEK 18 November 2018 by TOM O’CONNOR Russia and China have embarked on increasing their military presence in Africa, where the U.S. recently announced it would withdraw some troops in order to counter its two top rivals abroad. As war rages between the government and rival rebel movements in the Central African Republic, Russia has set out to play a larger role...

TAIWAN NEWS 19 November 2018 by DEUTSCHE WELLE When Japan set up a facility in Djibouti in 2009 with docks for warships, an airfield and the other infrastructure...

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...

PORT STRATEGY 18 November 2018 Sultan Ahmed bin Sulayem: “Financial institutions are becoming increasingly cautious.” Credit: DP World International...

KITCO 18 November 2018 DUBAI (Reuters) – Global ports operator DP World DPW.DI believes international trade tensions such as those between the United States and China will make 2019 challenging but not unmanageable, its chairman said on Sunday. The Dubai government-controlled ports operator cautioned in August about geopolitical risks and changes in trade policies...

CNN 15 November 2018 by  BETHLEHEM FELEKE ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed, left, and Eritrean President Isaias Afwerki celebrate the reopening of...

SHIP TECHNOLOGY 15 November 2018 by ELLIOT  GARDNER A convoluted legal battle is taking place over the Port of Doraleh in Djibouti. The country has illegally...

STRATFOR WORLDVIEW 14 November 2018 What Happened: Two U.S. senators have sent a letter to U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo expressing their concern about Chinese involvement in Djibouti, Reuters reported Nov. 13. Specifically, both senators are worried about Djibouti’s decision to terminate DP World’s contract and nationalize the Doraleh Container Terminal,...