Book Released on Aftermaths of Iran Closing Hormuz Strait

Iranian publisher Jahad Daneshgahi (Academic Jihad) as released a new title penned jointly by Dr. Mohammadreza Hafeznia and Meysam Mirzaeitabar with focus on the possible aftermaths of a closed Strait of Hormuz.

The Strait is situated off the coast of Iran and is a recognized international trade route. The strait is narrowest at 34 miles and is recognized as a naval choke point. Approximately one-fifth of the world’s oil travels through the strait.

A closure of the Strait of Hormuz, even if short lived, would disrupt the world’s oil markets, something that the United States hopes to avoid.

Arranged in 8 chapters, the book offers a political geography analysis of what would follow if Iran is tempted to close the world’s number-one petroleum bottle neck.

Definitions, Experiences of Blocking the Similar Locations, the Environmental Discussions about Hormuz Strait, Dependence on the Strait of Hormuz, the Strategic Status of the Strait, the Feasibility Studies of Closing the Strait, the Aftermaths of Blocking the Strait, and Conclusion are the book’s chapters.

The work begins with an overall review of the political, geographical and legal terms related to discussions about the case. In the second chapter, the authors, a Tarbiat Modarres University lecturer and a PhD candidate, respectively, have outlined similar experiences in the history of the world and their aftermaths.

Historical, natural, political and legal features of the Strait of Hormuz are discussed in the third chapter of the book.

Jaded Daneshgahi has released the 177-page book in the Iranian market.

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