“If the White House plays its cards right, Iran could be backing itself into a corner”

USA TODAY
How to turn Iran’s tanker mischief against the Islamic republic
by Ilan Berman
June 19, 2019

…The White House can use Iran’s latest provocation (and widespread fears of additional ones to come) to erect a multilateral security architecture to police the strait and ensure that the free flow of global energy commerce continues. Such a structure — involving regional oil exporters like Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, as well as European and Asian energy clients — would effectively internationalize security in the strait, thereby robbing the Iranian regime of one of its most important assets: its ability to manipulate global oil traffic (and therefore world energy prices). READ MORE

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