The Middle East, if not quite ablaze, is certainly smouldering. What’s the future for the Yemen?
I explore the possibility of Chinese involvement in the Yemen in my book Gate of Tears.
The Gate of Tears is a Strait only 18 miles wide, most of which lies within Yemeni territiorial waters, and is a major conduit for oil. It is guaranteed by international convention. China is expanding its blue water naval capability at a dramatic rate, and is also buying up large tracts of Africa (for farming). China has long been a political investor in many African states, and the pincer movement will come.
Where will China open overseas naval bases? Aden, in the Yemen looks like a great site to me!