Costs and Difficulties of Blocking the Strait of Hormuz

@article{ONeil2009CostsAD,
  title={Costs and Difficulties of Blocking the Strait of Hormuz},
  author={William D. O'Neil and Caitlin Talmadge},
  journal={International Security},
  year={2009},
  volume={33},
  pages={190-198}
}
costs of closure To begin, Talmadge should have put greater emphasis on the costs that Iran would almost surely bear in the wake of any closure attempt. Unless the Iranians were able to convince the world that it was an act essential for self-defense, closure would inoame opinion widely against them. Closing the strait would be seen not only as a serious violation of international norms but, worse yet, one that directly and signiacantly touched the interests of most states, virtually making it… Expand
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