Sen. David Vitter of Louisiana says Americans are right to complain that the United States is often pulled into situations in the Middle East because of our reliance on foreign oil, and urges swift action to break this dependence. But Americans should also be concerned, he says, about a planned release of oil from the nation’s Strategic Petroleum Reserve that could put the United States at risk of another 1970s-style oil crisis.
Click HERE to get the full analysis of what will happen if the US drains the Strategic Petroleum Reserve. Watch the video of LIGNET’s interview with Sen. Vitter.
Is Pakistan Becoming Too Close to Iran?
A recent flurry of economic partnerships between Iran and Pakistan shows that tough sanctions have taken a heavy toll on Tehran, leaving it grasping for revenue, food and regional allies. But is Islamabad now permanently realigning itself with Iran, turning its back on its long relationship with the United States?
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For Help with Iran, Israel Turns to Canada
Israel is turning its attention to Canada as it looks to step up international pressure on Iran. But can Canadian leaders persuade the United States and Europe to take stronger action to thwart Tehran’s nuclear ambitions?
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Can the U.S. and Egypt Really Remain Friends?
The sudden but ultimately satisfactory end to the NGO crisis is a barometer for the future of U.S. relations with Egypt, reflecting the level of political turmoil in Egypt that is likely to prevail, and affirming the ability of the United States to help influence outcomes in Egypt, even during its rocky transitional period.
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|U.S. Senator David Vitter, R-La., told LIGNET this week that the United States needs to wait for a real emergency to authorize a release from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve.
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