ALLOWING A FOREIGN MILITARY BASE IN ASSAB: YIELDING THE HARD-EARNED NATIONAL SOVEREIGNITY TO A FOREIGN POWER

20 May 2017

It is extremely disturbing to hear from foreign sources, since October 2015, about the leasing of the Port of Assab to the United Arab Emirates for military purposes by the Eritrean ruling gang. The most detailed report has been produced by Stratfor (an American geopolitical intelligence platform) and published on TesfaNews on October 8, 2016 under the title: Analysis of the UAE Military Base in Assab-Eritrea (https://www.tesfanews.net/analysis-uae-military-base-assab-eritrea/). To highlight the most salient features of the report,