The Red Sea: Next Flashpoint in the Middle East? https://mosaicmagazine.com/picks/2018/02/the-red-sea-next-flashpoint-in-the-middle-east/

February 6, 2018 | Dore Gold

Fifty years ago, Egypt blocked the Straits of Tiran, thus denying Israel access to the Red Sea and precipitating the Six-Day War. Today, the Red Sea remains vital to international shipping and still holds the potential to spark conflict. That conflict, explains Dore Gold, could arise from a variety of recent developments: tensions are increasing between Egypt and Ethiopia; Iran has built up a presence in the waterway with help from the Houthis in Yemen; Turkey and China are both establishing their own footholds along the Horn of Africa. (Video, 8 minutes. Text is available at the link below.)

Read more on Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs: http://jcpa.org/video/brewing-conflict-along-red-sea/