Shifting Eastern Mediterranean Alliances

The Eastern Mediterranean is changing fast with its estimated 122 trillion cubic feet (tcf) of natural gas reserves (the equivalent of 21 billion barrels of oil) already having an impact on regional patterns of amity and enmity.[1] With Israel and Cyprus well underway to becoming gas exporters, the problematic Israeli-Lebanese and Cypriot-Turkish relationships have been further strained. At the same time, energy cooperation has been the driving force behind the nascent Greek-Cypriot-Israeli partnership, manifested in rapidly growing defense and economic cooperation. Clearly, the development of energy resources and their transportation will have far-reaching geopolitical implications for the Eastern Mediterranean and its nations.

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  1. Paul PanayiPaul Panayi said:

    @E_Karagiannis Πέσαμε σε μεγάλη Αμερικανική παγίδα αλλά ακόμη δεν το ξέρουμε. Μέσω Τουρκίας θα πάει το αέριο η τίποτα.

  2. 4thInker4thInker said:

    @E_Karagiannis It would also benefit Greece, Cyprus & Israel if Egypt is involved in E. Mediterrenean gas exploitation (1/3)

  3. 4thInker4thInker said:

    @E_Karagiannis Egypt can cooperate on security since all countries have Hezbollah & Muslim Brotherhood as common enemy (2/3)

  4. 4thInker4thInker said:

    @E_Karagiannis Turkey is problematic partner for Israel since they support Muslim Brotherhood & against Kurds, Russia (3/3)

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