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.

China Sets Up Shop in Africa

September 14, 2016

China’s military strategy takes a substantial leap with the construction of its first overseas military installation in Djibouti. The People’s Liberation Army (PLA) of China will soon take control of a dual-use port facility in Djibouti. Designed to serve both military and civilian...

China’s Military Base in Djibouti Exposes US Decline

June 03, 2015

China is negotiating the building of a military base in Djibouti—the latest sign that Beijing has started to flex its military muscle. “I see only one country in the world that has a global strategy today, and it’s not America. It’s China,” remorselessly quipped Ian Bremmer, president...