Wednesday, June 7, 2023

Russia's Security Engagement in the Red Sea and Gulf of Aden

 The Gulf International Forum published on 6 June 2023 a commentary titled "Slow, But Persistent: Russia's Overseas Basing Strategy in the Red Sea and the Gulf of Aden" by Leonardo Jacopo Maria Mazzucco.

Russia has been in discussion in recent years with Djibouti, Eritrea, and Sudan to identify a location for a logistics facility or naval base.  It also wants to build an industrial complex in the Suez Canal zone.  Russia has been constrained by a lack of funding, too few naval ships, political turmoil in Sudan, and now a war with Ukraine.