Saturday, June 24, 2017

China Becoming Primary Supporter of Djibouti

World Politics Review published on 23 June 2017 an analysis titled "Is China Really Willing to Shoulder Risks of its Djibouti Foray?" by Cameron Reed, research assistant on the Armed Conflict Location and Event Data Project.

China is completing a military facility in and has become Djibouti's biggest investor. It holds billions of dollars in loans to Djibouti while Djibouti faces growing human rights challenges. Although the United States, France and Japan also have military bases in Djibouti, China is assuming the role of President Ismail Omar Guelleh's primary protector.

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