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1 March 2007

Asia’s Middle East Oil Dependence: Chokepoints on a Vital Maritime Supply Line

Asia’s export-oriented but oil-short economies are tied to the fortunes of the Gulf by an energy lifeline. This paper details various 'choke-points' and dangers this much needed energy has to pass before it gets transported from its source to the destination.