Wednesday, May 13, 2015

More on Chinese Military Access in Djibouti

Breaking Defense published on 12 May 2015 commentary titled "China Seeks Djibouti Access; Who's a Hegemon Now?" by Colin Clark. 

The author emphasizes it is still unclear whether China is seeking to establish a military base or a port where civilian and military vessels can replenish food and fuel.  If it is a military base, it will be instructive how China characterizes the facility in light of its long-standing opposition to  military bases outside China.

The Diplomat published on 13 May 2015 a piece on this topic titled "A Naval Base in the Horn of Africa for China?" by Ankit Panda.

Defense News published on 16 May 2015 a commentary titled "Analyst: China's Djibouti Ambitions a Sign of the Future" by Joe Gould.  

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