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Analysis: Djibouti – China’s first base challenges American dominance

16th August 2017 - 06:08 GMT | by Wendell Minnick in Taipei

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For a strategic planner looking for a critical maritime chokepoint, beyond canals there are only two really scary ones on the planet worthy of attention – the Malacca Strait and the Bab el-Mandeb Strait.

In the latter case, the Bab el-Mandeb connects the Gulf of Aden to the Red Sea, via ...

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