Wednesday, May 09, 2007

Choke Points Around the World

Foreign Policy has a short feature article listing the five top choke points around the world (Hat tip: Coming Anarchy). These places are victims of great geographical position. If anything were to happen at these locations the local, regional, and world economies would be greatly harmed.

The locations and threats to them are

Other places to consider potential choke points are

Geography still matters even in the globalized world of multinational businesses and online. business transactions

4 comments:

Chris Hillcoat said...

Hi,

I just cited you in a course essay. Feel the power! (And how does the Harvard referencing system cope with pseudonyms?)

Catholicgauze said...

Neato!

northwestbounty said...

The Colonial Pipeline from Gulf to Northeast.
retwx

Jayson said...

By anychance, has anyone seen this piece in the May/June 2007 issue of Foreign Affairs?

"Smooth Sailing:The World's Shipping Lanes Are Safe"
Dennis Blair and Kenneth Lieberthal
From Foreign Affairs, May/June 2007

http://www.foreignaffairs.org/20070501facomments86302/dennis-blair-kenneth-lieberthal/smooth-sailing-the-world-s-shipping-lanes-are-safe.html