Brief: A Potential Russian Naval Base Divides Sudan

Washington is pressuring Khartoum to block the Red Sea base.

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Background: The Red Sea and Indian Ocean are important energy and trade routes, and thus competition for access to them among the great powers is intense. For a state like Russia without direct access to them, naval bases – like Russia’s base at the Syrian port of Tartus – spare its ships the long voyage […]

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