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Japan Seeks More African Support With $30 Billion Pledge
August 31, 2016
Japan Seeks More African Support With $30 Billion Pledge
Tokyo steps up its commitment to the continent at the Tokyo International Conference on African Development.
Japan Seeks More African Support With $30 Billion Pledge
After Djibouti Base, China Eyes Additional Overseas Military 'Facilities'
March 09, 2016
After Djibouti Base, China Eyes Additional Overseas Military 'Facilities'
China's foreign minister hints at an expansion of Chinese bases beyond just Djibouti. That shouldn't be a surprise.
After Djibouti Base, China Eyes Additional Overseas Military 'Facilities'
Confirmed: Construction Begins on China's First Overseas Military Base in Djibouti
February 29, 2016
Confirmed: Construction Begins on China's First Overseas Military Base in Djibouti
China's defense ministry has confirmed that construction has started on its "support facilities" in Djibouti.
Confirmed: Construction Begins on China's First Overseas Military Base in Djibouti
China Has 'Reached Consensus' With Djibouti on Military Base
January 23, 2016
China Has 'Reached Consensus' With Djibouti on Military Base
In addition to moving forward on a new military facility, China seals a series of trade deals with Djibouti.
China Has 'Reached Consensus' With Djibouti on Military Base
Japan, South Korea Boost Their African Presence
October 01, 2015
Japan, South Korea Boost Their African Presence
The focus on the South China Sea misses some important, and relevant, strategic developments further west.
Japan, South Korea Boost Their African Presence
Deadly Terrorist Attack in Somalia Hits Chinese Embassy
July 28, 2015
Deadly Terrorist Attack in Somalia Hits Chinese Embassy
The deadly attack may make a military base in neighboring Djibouti even more attractive for Beijing.
Deadly Terrorist Attack in Somalia Hits Chinese Embassy
What's Behind China's Djibouti Plans
May 17, 2015
What's Behind China's Djibouti Plans
Plus, South China Sea, China in RIMPAC, and Seymour Hersh. Weekend links.
What's Behind China's Djibouti Plans
No Need to Sweat a Chinese Military Base in Djibouti
May 16, 2015
No Need to Sweat a Chinese Military Base in Djibouti
A base does not necessarily mean Beijing is gearing up to challenge regional security heavyweights.
No Need to Sweat a Chinese Military Base in Djibouti
China's Naval Plans for Djibouti: A Road, a Belt, or a String of Pearls?
May 14, 2015
China's Naval Plans for Djibouti: A Road, a Belt, or a String of Pearls?
As China looks to Djibouti, it may be apparent that Beijing's "peaceful rise" is showing its claws.
China's Naval Plans for Djibouti: A Road, a Belt, or a String of Pearls?
A Naval Base on the Horn of Africa for China?
May 13, 2015
A Naval Base on the Horn of Africa for China?
According to Djibouti's president, China is looking to set up its first overseas naval base in his country.
A Naval Base on the Horn of Africa for China?
Abbottabad 2011: What Really Happened?
May 12, 2015
Abbottabad 2011: What Really Happened?
Is everything we know about the Osama bin Laden raid wrong?
Abbottabad 2011: What Really Happened?
Could China and Japan Work Together in East Africa?
March 20, 2014
Could China and Japan Work Together in East Africa?
Despite troubled relations at home, the two countries have a shared interest in Africa.
Could China and Japan Work Together in East Africa?
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