China and the United States compete for influence in the Persian Gulf, but they also have overlapping interests in the region.
Why does Iran want so many submarines?
Iran is so militarily disadvantaged compared to its opponents as to make its threat to close the entrance to the Persian Gulf almost farcical.
New avenues for dialogue between the United States and Iran are needed to prevent minor confrontations from igniting a full-scale war.
The consequences of the Iran Threat Reduction Act’s provision for outlawing diplomacy with Iran could be dire.
An incident in which a speedboat charged a British warship highlights the potential for conflict between Iran and the West in the Persian Gulf.