euronews 16 June 2018 Somalia and Ethiopia announced they were jointly investing in four seaports to attract foreign investment to their two countries, the latest move in a tussle for access to ports along one of the world’s most strategic waterways. After Somalia’s president Mohamed Abdullahi Farmaajo hosted Ethiopia’s prime minister Abiy Ahmed for a meeting at...

FP 14 June 2018  As the Middle East becomes ever more unstable, a surprising victor may be emerging: China. Under President Xi Jinping, China has accelerated...

The Wall Street Journal 1 June 2018 BERBERA, Somaliland—The battle for hegemony in the Middle East is playing out at an ancient African port where traditional dhow fishing boats now share space with giant container ships loaded around the clock by men in yellow high-visibility vests. Berbera, in the breakaway republic of Somaliland, is perched on a narrow shipping lane...

TheDiplomat 20 December 2016 China’s interests in the Middle East may lead Beijing to assume a military role in the affairs of Arab states. By Scott...

FT.com 31 August 2016 Beijing is breaking old taboos, building a military base and intervening in hotspots overseas Soldiers of the People’s...

Oilprice.com 20 October 2015 By Gregory R. Copley Historical trends are combining once again to make the Mediterranean-Red Sea-Indian Ocean linkage the...

One News Now 16 February 2015 In the wake of the political crisis in Yemen, a national defense analyst with the Family Research Council says it’s...