Most likely direction of Yemen war may not be the one you think

Interesting times.

Ammo storage site under attack in Aden, 28 Mar. (Image: Reuters via CBC)
Ammo storage site under attack in Aden, 28 Mar. (Image: Reuters via CBC)

New post up at Liberty Unyielding.  Enjoy!

Terrorists — including Iran — win: U.S. retreats in defeat from Yemen

Interesting times.

Yemen agonistes.  (Image via NBC)
Yemen agonistes. (Image via NBC)

New post up at Liberty Unyielding.  Enjoy!

Yemen may really fall apart this time (and it’s not the only erupting crisis)

Interesting times.

A Houthi rebel watches outside the presidential palace in Sanaa, Yemen during the siege 19-22 Jan. (Image via CNN)
A Houthi rebel watches outside the presidential palace in Sanaa, Yemen during the siege 19-22 Jan. (Image via CNN)

New post up at Liberty Unyielding.  Enjoy!

Strategic ambiguity watch: The Maritime version

Strategic ambiguity’s top tunes of the month.

No sooner do we establish that (a) Iran wants strategic ambiguity, and (b) Iran’s got it, than we see a fresh round of strategic ambiguity busting out.  Strategic ambiguity looks to be the gift that will keep on giving.

You might think the big news from the last 24 hours would be the report that Iran declined to load a Greek tanker with oil for Greek refineries, thus sparking concerns that the Iranians will cut off oil to hard-pressed Greece entirely.  Tehran has already officially stopped deliveries to France and the UK.  The Europeans are worried that a cut in Iranian oil could sink any hope of a recovery for the Greeks – and that Iran might threaten to extend the embargo to Italy, which also depends on Iranian oil.

In the wake of this report, Continue reading “Strategic ambiguity watch: The Maritime version”