How Important Is Djibouti to the Middle East?

August 05, 2019

The tiny state of Djibouti is strategically located along the Bab al-Mandab strait, bringing with it myriad geopolitical opportunities and challenges.

Cautious Optimism for Peace in the Horn of Africa

August 06, 2018

With Ethiopia and Eritrea pushing for peace, will Djibouti declare diplomatic war? These are heady times in the Horn of Africa. A monumental rapprochement orchestrated over the past month by Ethiopia’s new, reformist prime minister, Abiy Ahmed, has effectively ended the decades-long cold war...

Did Djibouti Just Jeopardize Investment for All of Africa?

March 29, 2018

After the seizure of a port facility by the Djibouti government, questions arise about the safety of investing in Africa.  Following a legally dubious seizure of the Doraleh Container Terminal and the abrupt termination of DP World’s contract by the Djibouti authorities at the end of...