Category Djibouti

‘Significant’ Consequences If China Takes Key Port In Djibouti: U.S. General

‘Significant’ consequences if China takes key port in Djibouti: U.S. general By Phil Stewart, Idrees Ali, www.reuters.com View Original March 6th, 2018 WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The top U.S. general for Africa told lawmakers on Tuesday that the American military could face “significant” consequences should China take a key port in Djibouti, as Beijing becomes increasingly muscular in Africa […]

China Set To Move Into United States’ Backyard With National Development Plan For Grenada

As I have written many times, while the Obama administration was focused on climate change, our adversaries, near-peers, competitors, were focused on geographic change.  China spread it wings/strategic reach in the South China Sea (SCS), the Pacific, the Arctic, Djbouti, Southwest Asia, most recently – Sri Lanka — and now, Grenada.  While Russia seized the […]

Sri Lanka, Struggling With Debt, Hands A Major Port To China

Sri Lanka, Struggling With Debt, Hands a Major Port to China By Kai Schultz, www.nytimes.com View Original December 12th, 2017 The Hambantota port on Sri Lanka’s southern coast. China has been shoring up its presence in the Indian Ocean. Credit Lakruwan Wanniarachchi/Agence France-Presse — Getty ImagesPhoto by: Lakruwan Wanniarachchi/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images NEW DELHI — Struggling […]

China Expands Its Influence At Djibouti’s Ports

https://www.maritime-executive.com/article/china-expands-its-influence-at-djiboutis-ports China Expands its Influence at Djibouti’s Ports File image By MarEx 2017-11-16 19:41:00 On Monday, Chinese energy consortium POLY-GCL Petroleum Group signed an MoU to invest$4 billion in a natural gas pipeline, an LNG plant and a loading terminal at Damerjog, Djibouti.The preliminary agreement will be finalized within six months and the groundbreaking should be sometime next year, energy minister […]

China Stretches Its Long Arm To Djibouti

http://www.thehindu.com/news/i nternational/china-stretches-i ts-long-arm-to-djibouti/articl e19896811.ece ADDIS ABABA DESPATCH |  INTERNATIONAL China stretches its long arm to Djibouti Nizar Manek OCTOBER 21, 2017 18:54 IST     The People’s Liberation Army’s overseas garrison conducted its first live-fire drills from China’s base inDjibouti last month. The base on the Bab-el-Mandeb Strait, where the Red Sea meets the Indian Ocean, was […]

After 4000 Years, China Eyes Truly Global Role

After 4000 Years, China Eyes Truly Global Role By Colin Clark, breakingdefense.com View Original October 18th, 2017 Xi Jinping WASHINGTON: The president of China, seeming to cast aside the better part of four millennia of Chinese tradition, declared today that he sees “a new historic juncture in China’s development,” one that clearly calls for his country to flex its global muscles and change […]

China’s Mega Fortress In Djibouti Could Be Model For Its Bases In Pakistan

https://theprint.in/2017/09/27/china-mega-fortress-djibouti-pakistan/ China’s mega fortress in Djibouti could be model for its bases in Pakistan COLONEL VINAYAK BHAT (RETD) 27 September, 2017 China’s military base in Djibouti | Screengrab: CCTV   It is called a ‘logistics base’ but the 200-acre facility built by China can accommodate a brigade and has unprecedented security arrangements The People’s Liberation Army […]

CENTCOM Commander Votel Steels For Next Chapter In World’s Most Dangerous Region

CENTCOM Commander Votel Steels For Next Chapter In World’s Most Dangerous Region Howard Altman, Times Staff Writer Friday, July 14, 2017 1:34pm www.tampabay.com View Original July 14th, 2017 Army Gen. Joseph Votel, commander of the U.S. Central Command, sat down for an interview Wednesday with the Tampa Bay Times in his office at MacDill Air […]

China Sends Forces To 1st Military Base Abroad, In Djibouti

China Sends Forces To 1st Military Base Abroad, In Djibouti By Associated Press, www.stripes.com View Original July 11th, 2017 BEIJING — China on Tuesday dispatched members of its People’s Liberation Army to the Horn of Africa nation of Djibouti to man the rising Asian giant’s first overseas military base, a key part of a wide-ranging expansion of […]

U.S., China, Others Build Bases In Djibouti – What Could Go Wrong?

U.S., China, Others Build Bases In Djibouti – What Could Go Wrong? thecipherbrief.com · May 30, 2017 May 30, 2017 | Kaitlin Lavinder Photo: U.S. Navy/Drae Parker The Newsletter Get exclusive analysis delivered to your inbox daily. subscribe now The small East African country of Djibouti – which sits on the Bab-el-Mandeb Strait, a gateway to the Suez […]