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Can Iran close the Strait of Hormuz? Part 3 - the legal, military, psychological frameworks

Law and the Alliance


This Briefing aims to predict the military, market, legal and psychological frameworks in which a conflict in the Strait of Hormuz would be fought… 3,407 more words

Saudi health minister sacked as Mers death toll rises

The Saudi health minister has been sacked without explanation, as the Mers coronavirus death toll there climbed to 81.
Abdullah al-Rabiah was dismissed just days after visiting hospitals in Jeddah to calm a public hit by panic over the spread of the respiratory virus.
Saudi has registered the…

Saudi Well-Directed Society

In a group interview with 32 undergraduate students, the participants mentioned various examples showing how directed and oriented Saudi society was perceived to be. They complained about those Saudi professors who did not allow them to chew gum in the classroom. 204 more words


Can Iran close the Strait of Hormuz? Part 2 - Mine clearance

Clearing mines in the Strait of Hormuz

After considering how Iran might mine the Straits of Hormuz in Briefing #1, our focus now turns to the art and science of mine clearance… 5,075 more words

Camel Kisses

A friend recently posted this on his college daughter’s Facebook timeline:

I know, right? It’s DARLING. I couldn’t resist chiming in:

They don’t actually start out like that, either. 1,512 more words

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