Turkey has signed an agreement with Sudan that will allow it to have a military presence on the Red Sea.
It is the latest country to expand into the area.
The list of countries already in the region or building bases there include: Saudi Arabia, China, Israel, the UAE and the US.
So, why is there a sudden interest in the Red Sea region?
Presenter: Hashem Ahelbarra
Metin Gurcan – security analyst and columnist for Al Monitor
James Moran – Associate Senior Eesearch Fellow, Centre for European Policy
Mamoun Abu Nowar – (retd) Jordanian air force general
Source: Al Jazeera