Paul R. Pillar
Security, Middle East
For the last year and a half, the United States has been attacking, through economic and political pressure, the part of the world’s energy supply that comes from Iran. The retaliatory attack on Saudi Arabia's oil supply should come as no surprise.
The Abqaiq oil-processing facility in Saudi Arabia has always been regarded as a vulnerable choke point in the world of petroleum trade. Essential for separating harmful gas and stabilizing crude oil to make it...
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