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Through Eritrea, China Quietly Makes Inroads Near the Red Sea
January 25, 2020

Through Eritrea, China Quietly Makes Inroads Near the Red Sea

By Austin Bodetti
China is finding an eager partner in Eritrea, an autocratic state generally overlooked entirely by world powers.

The X Factor in China-UAE Relations: The Horn of Africa
May 03, 2019

The X Factor in China-UAE Relations: The Horn of Africa

By Samuel Ramani
From port competition to the Somaliland issue, China and the UAE's conflicting interests in the region are not easy to reconcile.
From Sea to Space: India and France Deepen Security Cooperation
March 15, 2018

From Sea to Space: India and France Deepen Security Cooperation

By Rajeswari Pillai Rajagopalan
Outer space and maritime security featured prominently during the French president’s India visit this week.

China Burnishes Anti-Piracy Credentials Without Clarifying Possible Use of Lethal Force
May 08, 2017

China Burnishes Anti-Piracy Credentials Without Clarifying Possible Use of Lethal Force

By Ankit Panda
The Chinese Ministry of National Defense clarified the extent of the Chinese Navy's anti-piracy operations in the Indian Ocean.

Chinese Anti-Piracy and the Global Maritime Commons
February 25, 2016

Chinese Anti-Piracy and the Global Maritime Commons

By Matthew G. Minot-Scheuermann
As Chinese maritime influence grows, it raises questions for the commercial maritime community.

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?

By Rob Edens
As China looks to Djibouti, it may be apparent that Beijing's "peaceful rise" is showing its claws.

Unearthing Arabia: The Archaeological Adventures of Wendell Phillips
October 25, 2014

Unearthing Arabia: The Archaeological Adventures of Wendell Phillips

By Akhilesh Pillalamarri
The Diplomat's Akhilesh Pillalamarri reflects on Wendell Philips' career and the heritage of the ancient Middle-East.
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