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...

NIKKEI ASIAN REVIEW 7 October 2018 A China-built rail link between Ethiopia and Djibouti opened in 2016. There are concerns about how deeply indebted...

THE POST AND COURIER 1 October 2018 Djibouti’s President Ismail Omar Guelleh, left, shakes hands with Chinese President Xi Jinping as they pose for...

EURASIA REVIEW – NEWS & ANALYSIS 27 September 2018 By Asanga Abeyagoonasekera Sri Lanka’s Colombo Port. Photo Credit: Sri Lanka government. The...

EU NAVFOR 21 August 2018 Working in conjunction with our key partners ensures we are a robust force with a variety of resources and key assets at our disposal. To that end, EU NAVFOR’s Deputy Commander and Force Commander have visited the Japanese Maritime Patrol and Reconnaissance Aircraft base in Djibouti. Here, important discussions were held about our continued...

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...

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...

BBC News 14 June 2018 When Eritrea gained independence in 1993, Ethiopia suddenly found itself without a coastline and so it took the logical step of disbanding its navy. Now, it is reconsidering its decision and its latest manoeuvres in the region suggest it could be shopping around its neighbourhood to find a naval base it can use. Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed recently...

Asian Review 20 July 2017 Beijing’s ramped-up Indian Ocean activity has New Delhi on ‘full alert’ AKIRA HAYAKAWA, Nikkei staff writer MUMBAI...