Security Council Crisis Committee
United States


Lukas Hofmann

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Territorial Disputes in the Persian Gulf – Position paper of the United States of America

The Middle East and especially the area around the Gulf of Persia has traditionally been an area, which was crucial for US American interests. The geographical position, the important shipping routes through the Gulf of Persia and the Suez Canal as well as the immense natural resources underline the Middle East’s position as a geopolitical hotspot.

The current tensed situation is deeply concerning for the United States of America, who as a country aim for a stable Middle East. The growing independence from foreign oil gives us the privilege to pursue an independent foreign policy in order to make the best decisions without being restricted by a pragmatic necessity to maintain access to sou...