Oh goody: Defense Secretary Jim Mattis has asked the White House to lift Obama-era restrictions on U.S. military support for Persian Gulf states engaged in a protracted civil war against Iranian-backed Houthi rebels in Yemen, according to senior Trump administration officials. ....Approval of the request would mark a significant policy shift. Show More Summary
Multiple fast-attack vessels from the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps came close to a US Navy ship in the Strait of Hormuz on Saturday, forcing it to change direction, a US official told Reuters on Monday. The official, speaking on...Show More Summary
Animated movie "Battle of the Persian Gulf II" imagines a devastating response to an American attack on Iran's nuclear program.
Central Asia is a booming oil region not far from the Persian Gulf. Energy companies ply the big lake to rack up staggering barrel counts at elephantine oilfields with names like Tengiz (Kazakhstan) or Kashagan (Azerbaijan). Painstaking, oil-fueled nation-building is underway across an oil province…
Emma Ashford, John Glaser Should the United States continue to use its military to guarantee the flow of oil from the Persian Gulf? For more than 30 years, U.S. foreign policy has been shaped by a commitment to safeguard the flow of oil from the Persian Gulf. Show More Summary
Since at least World War II, U.S. foreign policy has been shaped by the necessity of securing scarce oil supplies. And for more than 30 years, it has been shaped by a commitment to safeguard the flow of oil from the Persian Gulf. Many of the defining moments in U.S. Show More Summary
Dubai is the most populous city in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). It is located on the southeast coast of the Persian Gulf and is the capital of the Emirate of Dubai, one of the seven emirates that make up the country. The city of Dubai...Show More Summary
There is a strong interest in understanding how coral calcification varies with changing environmental conditions, especially given the projected changes in temperature and aragonite saturation due to climate change. This study explores...Show More Summary
Many of the players are different; but the campaign known as the Open Skies debate to rein in the three main carriers based in the Persian Gulf region by the three largest airlines based in the United States continues, as executivesShow More Summary
Iran's Musa Bay on the northern end of the Persian Gulf is pictured in this image from the Copernicus Sentinel-2A satellite on 13 January 2017.
Earth observation image of the week: Iran’s Musa Bay on the northern end of the Persian Gulf, also featured on the Earth from Space video programme
For anyone wondering what cyber warfare might look like, the conflict between Iran and Saudi Arabia provides an ongoing example. Since 2012, the two nations have been lobbing digital artillery … Click to Continue »
Dragflow has delivered a dredging hydraulic pump with frontal cutterhead to an Iranian company for the construction of a fishery port near Jask area in the Persian Gulf, South of Iran. Before finding in Dragflow equipment the best solution,…
Today we learned that some birbs are so cool, they don’t need to use their own wings to fly. On commercial airlines serving countries in the Persian Gulf, especially the UAE, where competitive falconry is very popular, falcons are allowed to travel in the passenger cabin of the aircraft, provided This awesome photo was shared on Reddit. Show More Summary
The U.S. and four other allied navies kicked off a maritime exercise in international waters abutting the Iranian shoreline.
By Anthony DiPaola and Julian Lee (Bloomberg) — Europe is poised to receive the most Iranian crude in about five years this month in a sign that the Persian Gulf nation may be regaining its share of a market it had lost to sanctions....Show More Summary
In a deployment not seen in seven years, three Chinese warships including a guided-missile destroyer warship embarked on a tour of Gulf Arab states for the first time since 2010 in what al Arabiya has called Beijing's "desire to play...Show More Summary
TeleSur | – – Saudi Arabia and its Persian Gulf Arab allies are happy to see Obama leave office as President Donald Trump would be “very, very tough” on Iran. While the…
On Monday, the news came out that Iranian fast-attack craft had once again harassed US Navy ships in the Persian Gulf with unsafe and unprofessional behavior, forcing the USS Mahan to fire warning shots. The incident, the first of its...Show More Summary
John Glaser Security, Middle East The United States should gradually withdraw its forward-deployed military forces from the Persian Gulf region. America’s experience in the Middle East over the past fifteen years has been bruising, to say the least. Show More Summary