Saturday, May 9, 2015

A Progressive Move: China Will Establish A Military Base in A Strategic Port of Djibouti.


Djibouti is already home to US, France and Japanese bases. China will soon join the club in order to preserve its short and long term interests in the strategic locations of Red Sea, the Suez canal and the Strait of Bab-el-Mandeb. By this move, in addition, China will gradually pave the way for its future moves from a closed country like Ethiopia toward the open sea through Djibouti. This is a progressive move in different terms not only for China but also consequently for BRICS group, at least in the long term.

Note: When it comes to the presence of foreign actors in Djibouti one thing is nearly invisible. That is the shadowy, quiet and progressively presence of the Islamic Regime of Iran. This is an important issue, which should neither be ignored nor underestimated.

M. Sirani                               09.05.2015