Energy Security

The matter of the iranian nuclear deal involves the main power poles of the 21st century, namely, the USA, the European Union (represented by France and Germany), the United Kingdom, Russia, China and of course Iran itself, one of the regional powers in the Middle East. Considering the main parties involved in the tensions, i.e. the USA and Iran and the recent incidents in the Persian Gulf, specifically in the strait of Ormuz, it becomes necessary to think about the implications of the escalating tensions between these states on the International Energy Security.

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Escalation of U.S. vs Iran Tensions: Implications For International Energy Security


The Persian Gulf region, specifically the Strait of Hormuz, is an important area for the stability of the international energy market, since this area includes some of the main producers and exporters of oil and natural gas in the Middle East and the World. This reality gives this area a great strategic value for the global energy matrix, therefore, several States compete with each other for its influence. The withdrawal of the US from Iran’s nuclear deal created a moment of tensions between these two countries in the Strait of Hormuz. These tensions and the imminent risk of an outbreak of armed conflict in the region create a climate of uncertainty regarding the stability of production and supply of hydrocarbons. Therefore, this article seeks to analyze an escalation of tensions between the USA and Iran and its possible implications for international energy security.

Keywords: Energy Resources, Energy Security and Strait of Hormuz

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Zacarias Mário Monjane Júnior Internacional Relations and Diplomacy Graduate by Instituto Superior de Relações Internacionais (ISRI), now Universidade Joaquim Chissano -UJC. E-mail: [email protected]

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