-Yoel Guzansky, Dr. Jonathan Schachter and Dr. Gallia Lindenstrauss are research associates at the Institute for National Security Studies (INSS), Tel Aviv University. For a more detailed version of this issue, see “Power, Pirates, and Petroleum: Maritime Choke Points in the Middle East,” published in the July 2011 issue of the INSS Strategic Assessment.
2-[Text] Alaa Shahine and Alaric Nightingale, “Suez Canal Ships, Pipelines Were Plotters’ Targets,” Bloomberg, July 9, 2009, http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=newsarchive&sid=aPJCNKXydyAc
3-[Text] Karl Vick, “The Sinai Gas Blast: Another Reason for Israeli Anxiety over Egypt,” Time, February 7, 2011, http://www.time.com/time/world/article/0,8599,2046573,00.html
4-[Text] "Iran to test-fire new Supersonic Missiles," PressTV July 4, 2011, http://www.presstv.ir/detail/187450.html; See also "Iran Tests Hitting Mobile Naval Targets with Hi-Tech Missile," Fars News, July 6, 2011. http://english.farsnews.com/newstext.php?nn=9004151166
5-[Text] Anthony Cordesman, Iran, Oil and the Strait of Hormuz (Center for Strategic and International Studies, Washington, D.C., March 2007), p. 6, http://csis.org/files/media/csis/pubs/070326_iranoil_hormuz.pdf.
6-[Text] Gawdat Bahgat, "Persian Gulf Security at the Turn of the Century: Opportunities and Challenges," Defense Analysis 15, no. 1 (1999), p. 82.
7-[Text] Dan Strumpf, “Oil Futures: Oil Plunges as IEA Plans to Tap Strategic Reserves,” Wall Street Journal, June 23, 2011, http://online.wsj.com/article/BT-CO-20110623-710876.html.
8-[Text] Yoel Guzansky, "The Straits of Hormuz: Strategic Importance in Volatile Times," INSS Insight No. 204, September 3, 2010, http://www.inss.org.il/publications.php?cat=21&incat=&read=4387
9-[Text] Luis Martinez, “Exclusive: Three Israeli Airstrikes against Sudan,” ABC News, March 27, 2009, http://blogs.abcnews.com/politicalradar/2009/03/exclusive-three.html
10-[Text] Rick Rozoff, "Black Sea Crisis Deepens as US-NATO Threat to Iran Grows," Global Research, September 16, 2009, http://www.globalresearch.ca/index.php?context=va&aid=15239
11-[Text] "Russia Decries U.S. Antimissile Ship's Presence," Global Security Network, June 13, 2011, http://gsn.nti.org/gsn/nw_20110613_3406.php