guardian4Shaul Shay
(Senior research fellow at the International Institute for Counter-terrorism (ICT) at the Interdisciplinary Centre Herzliya and former deputy head of Israel’s National Security Council)

Copyright: @ 2024 Research Institute for European and American Studies ( Publication date: 7 January 2024

Note: The article reflects the opinion of the author and not necessarily the views of the Research Institute for European and American Studies

The Red Sea is one of the world's most important trade routes, with its southern tip in Bab al-Mandeb strait (between Yemen and Djibouti) and its northern edge in the Suez Canal and the Gulf of Aqaba. The Bab al-Mandeb Strait is only 29 kilometers wide at its narrowest point. About 12 percent of global trade passes through the Red Sea, which connects to the Mediterranean Sea via the Suez Canal, including 30 percent of container traffic. ... Read more


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