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France kickstarts European mission in the Strait of Hormuz

France announced on Thursday the beginning of the European Maritime Awareness mission in the Strait of Hormuz (EMASoH), intended to ensure the freedom of...

Gulf escort duty for British warship

British warship HMS Kent set sail for the Gulf to join a US-led mission protecting commercial shipping vessels amid heightened political tension between the...

Britain begins escorting all UK vessels through Hormuz Strait

Britain has started sending a warship to accompany all British-flagged vessels through the Strait of Hormuz, a change in policy announced on Thursday after...

Seeking to avoid escalation, ships deploy unarmed guards to navigate Gulf

Shipping companies are hiring unarmed security guards for voyages through the Middle East Gulf as an extra safeguard after a wave of attacks in...

Stratfor: Iran’s Deterrence Strategy in the Strait of Hormuz

Iranian naval exercises scheduled for February underscore a strategy that is both political and military: To deter an attack, Iran must enhance...