17 septembrie 2019

The Saudi-Oil Attacks Aren’t Game-Changing. They Show How the Game Has Changed


A chorus of commentators has risen in the wake of Saturday’s attacks on Saudi Arabian oil facilities to insist that “ the game has changed ” — and even that this attack was the “ big one ” whose disruption of the global oil market makes escalation all but inevitable. But what is actually shown by these attacks is that the game changed long ago, and that new rules are desperately needed.The attacks are just the latest episode in the long-running proxy war between Saudi Arabia and Iran. Though [...]