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The Gulf

June 2024
1min read

Professor Smoler, in his article on the Persian Gulf, writes that “[historical] analogy is all we have.” Not quite. We need no historical studies to make a very accurate prediction of what may happen in the Persian Gulf. If war breaks out, hundreds—or more likely thousands—of men and women will die. Which leaves only a simple question: Why?

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