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Iran’s Deep Sea Troubles and Erdogan’s Israel Strategy

The US and EU are focusing on sanctions against what they see as Iran’s weak spots, such as its need to import gasoline from other countries.

However, there is one area of great weakness which could have significant impact on the west’s ability to inspect ships destined to Iran. This weakness will also ensure Iran’s dependence on foreign powers such as the UAE for the time being, while limiting its potential for growth. And that is its underdeveloped and outmoded port infrastructure.


Turkey’s Prime Minister Recep Erdogan has embarked on what many see as a sophisticated campaign against Israel. The success of Erdogan’s current campaign now depends on one factor more than any other: equilibrium.


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Posted on : Jul 13 2010
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