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New Asia-Africa Chinese Undersea Cable Threatens Pax Americana: Report

Map of the 12,000km long Chinese-financed Pakistan & East Africa Connecting Europe (PEACE) cable.

China’s provision of undersea internet cables to Africa and the Middle East poses a security threat to the United States, according to a new report from the Middle East Institute (MEI), a  prominent Washington DC-based think tank.

The report, by Thomas Blaubach, focuses on the PEACE (Pakistan East Africa Connecting Europe) undersea internet cable, currently being built by the Chinese company Huawei Marine. It focuses on three of the cable’s hubs: Pakistan, Djibouti, and Egypt.

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