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In the Persian Gulf – A New and Fragile Situation

October 10, 2019

The United States, with support from the United Kingdom and Bahrain, is escorting some oil tankers and other ships in the Persian Gulf to safeguard them from Iranian attacks or hijackings. But the situation is, in many ways, quite different from past encounters in the Gulf. The mid-term prospect is that if a conflict with […]

Saudi Oil Facility Attacks May Have Come from Iraq

September 16, 2019

It is growing more certain that the attacks on the Khurais oil field and the Abqaiq oil processing center in Saudi Arabia were launched from southern Iraq and not from Yemen by the Houthis.  This was made clear by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo who said “There is no evidence the attacks came from Yemen.”  While Pompeo put the blame squarely […]

A Mysterious Explosion in Russia (Audio)

August 22, 2019

On August 8 two explosions rocked a Russian weapons testing site on the White Sea near the Arctic Circle and authorities quickly pulled offline four nuclear fallout monitoring stations connected to the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty. News sources, however, reported radiation leakage and seven dead. These included five from Rosatom, Russia’s nuclear agency, a […]

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