Eugene Gholz, an expert on the Strait of Hormuz, previously served as a senior advisor at the Pentagon. Gholz can comment on spiking insurance rates in the wake of recent drone and tanker attacks in the Strait. 

In his previous position at the University of Texas, Gholz and his students put together this primer on the Strait of Hormuz that provides a plethora information about oil traffic and security issues. There is an entire page on the Hormuz insurance market here

You can contact Professor Gholz via email at or via cell phone at +1 (703) 582-0867. Radio and TV interviews can easily be arranged at Notre Dame's on-campus studio. 


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