THE NATION 8 December 2018 DJIBOUTI – Turkey’s gift to Djibouti, East Africa’s largest mosque being built in the capital city, is set to be inaugurated in two months’ time. Turkey Diyanet Foundation (TDV) launched the construction of the mosque in 2017, which will be completed soon and inaugurated in February 2019. Modeled in the style of classic Ottoman architecture,...

THE MARITIME EXECUTIVE 30 November 2018 by DAVID BREWSTER Last week’s attack on the Chinese consulate in Karachi by Baluchi separatists underlines China’s...

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...

THE DAILY MAVERICK 6 November 2018 by  GEOFF HILL Members of the Turkish Human Rights Association hold pictures of missing Saudi Arabian journalist...

EIN NEWSDESK 26 July 2018 Deterrence, repression and prevention of piracy begins with the identification of the threat. EU NAVFOR has been making use of Spanish Maritime Patrol Reconnaissance Aircraft (MPRA) for nearly 10 years with 1000 missions and more than 10,000 hours flown to keep a watch from the skies. The Spanish MPRA Detachment in Djibouti has recently reached...

The Interpreter 3 May 2018 In 2017, the “Indo-Pacific” emerged as a defining geopolitical construct tying the future of states from East...

India TV 4 July 2017 Photo: REPRESENTATIONAL IMAGE As tensions heighten, Chinese warships slink in Indian Ocean   The India-China military...

Forbes 4 May 2017 Panos Mourdoukoutas (Photo by Sean M. Castellano/U.S. Navy via Getty Images) China’s efforts to encircle India won’t work....

The Shillong Times 15 May 2016 Washington: China continues to develops sea, submarine and airborne capabilities to extend the strike range of missiles as part of its power projection in the Indian Ocean, despite lack of logistical and intelligence support from the littoral nations, the Pentagon has said. The Department of Defense in its annual report ‘Military and Security...