Brief: Ethnic Violence Threatens to Spread to Djibouti

The country hosts a number of critical foreign military bases.

Background: Djibouti’s location on the Horn of Africa enables it to control access to the Red Sea and Indian Ocean, one of the busiest shipping routes in the world, making it a valuable location for foreign military bases. The country also is attractive because of its relative stability in a region marred by internal and […]

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