Geopolitical Showdown In The Horn
China and US going head to head.
Geopolitical Showdown In The Horn – OpEd
By Abukar Arman
Recently, two major developments in Somalia and Djibouti have attracted international media attention. John Kerry became the first U.S. Secretary of State to visit Mogadishu, whilst China has negotiated the construction of a military base in the strategic port of Djibouti.
These two ‘symbolic’ and substantive developments represent both an opportunity and a challenge for the U.S. geopolitical interests in the Indian Ocean and the Red Sea.
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