Bab el-Mandeb: The U.S. Ignores the Most Dangerous Strait in the World at Its Peril

June 28, 2018 Topic: Security Region: Middle East Tags: oilAfricaBab el-MandebYemenMiddle East

Bab el-Mandeb: The U.S. Ignores the Most Dangerous Strait in the World at Its Peril

The strait is a deadly geopolitical cocktail directly threatening international shipping—including 4.7 million barrels of oil per day.

Luke Coffey is the director of The Heritage Foundation’s Allison Center for Foreign Policy Studies.

Image: People walk on the beach as a container ship crosses the Gulf of Suez towards the Red Sea before entering the Suez Canal, in El Ain El Sokhna in Suez, east of Cairo, Egypt April 24, 2017. Picture taken April 24, 2017. REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh