Blocking the Strait of Hormuz

At least 20% of the world’s oil supply transits through the Strait of Hormuz which is, on average, around 30 miles wide.   The Wall Street Journal recently had an analysis of the military challenges in what would be an Continue reading Blocking the Strait of Hormuz

The Importance of Rare Earths

Gold is valuable, and it is rare, but it is not a rare earth. While gold has far greater monetary value, it has far fewer industrial uses. Rare earths, on the other hand, are vital to the modern high-tech era. Continue reading The Importance of Rare Earths