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International Naval Bases in the Horn of Africa: A New Scramble?

March 20, 2017

By: James A. Fargher A slow-motion struggle for control over the waters of the Red Sea and the Gulf of Aden is quietly being waged in the Horn of Africa. Global and regional powers alike are jostling for position along one of the world’s most important trade routes. The retreat of Great Britain and France, … Continue reading “International Naval Bases in the Horn of Africa: A New Scramble?”


Perim: the strategic island that never was

June 29, 2016

By: James A. Fargher Despite lying in the middle of one of the world’s most critical choke points, the Bab-el-Mandeb Strait between Djibouti and Yemen, the island of Perim is a remote and often forgotten outpost. Perim is located in the midst of the waterway which separates the Red Sea from the Gulf of Aden … Continue reading “Perim: the strategic island that never was”


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