Local fishermen’s boats moor at Berbera port, in the breakaway territory of Somaliland, on July 21, 2018. (Mustafa Saeed/AFP/Getty Images)

For Somaliland and Djibouti, Will New Friends Bring Benefits?

Interest in the Horn of Africa from foreign powers has always been a double-edged sword.

People's Liberation Army personnel attending the opening ceremony of China's new military base in Djibouti. (STR/AFP/Getty Images)

Will Djibouti Become Latest Country to Fall Into China’s Debt Trap?

The African country houses a key U.S. military base, making it a particular concern for Washington.

Chinese President Xi Jinping in Beijing on Oct. 25, 2017. (Lintao Zhang/Getty Images)

Xi’s Long March on American Democracy

The United States can’t sit back and watch as China quietly colonizes the West.

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Washington’s Closest Ally on the Horn of Africa Has a Terrible Human Rights Record

Tiny Djibouti is a key U.S. ally in the “war on terror.” But that doesn’t mean Washington should stay silent on its abuses.

Chinese sailors stand onboard a frigate berthed in Shanghai on September 22, 2011. The Chinese navy is playing a key role in Beijing's move to become a major global military power, as demonstrated by the recent release of the first Chinese aircraft carrier.   AFP PHOTO/GUILLAUME KLEIN (Photo credit should read GUILLAUME KLEIN/AFP/Getty Images)

China Setting up Shop Next to Key U.S. Drone Base in Africa

Beijing making significant investments in Djibouti’s port facilities


Meet America’s China-Cozying, Rights-Abusing Ally in the Horn of Africa

The United States is ignoring Djibouti's human rights abuses and a growing ties with China to fly drones in Africa.

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