Tag Archives: Eastern Mediterranean

Five factors for a solution

Five factors for a solution

The election of Mustafa Akinci as Turkish Cypriot leader in late April 2015 brought renewed vigour to negotiations to solve the Cyprus problem. At the time, the negotiations had been suspended and prospects of a settlement of the longstanding national problem looked bleak. However, less than a year later, negotiations have intensified and both Akinci

2016 Εast Med Forecast: Geopolitics to rule gas deals

After years of activity accompanied by little action, 2016 has the potential to turn out to be the year of decisions for the Eastern Mediterranean natural gas industry. And, if I ignore for the purpose of this article the climate surrounding the global energy markets, then the most dominant forces, which can either accelerate the

Eastern Mediterranean alliances: How robust are they?

Troubled relations with Turkey have deepened the alliance between three Eastern Mediterranean countries, Egypt, Cyprus and Greece. A fourth, Israel, is never too far off, with a now well-established Israel-Cyprus-Greece alliance in parallel. Even if just for the image, Egypt prefers to adopt a discreet approach in relation to Israel. After welcoming the President of

Looking at the eastern Mediterranean via Cyprus and Iraq

Two hot developments happened simultaneously concerning the eastern Mediterranean. One is from Cyprus, the other from Iraq. Don’t consider that what happens in Iraq is far away from the eastern Mediterranean… Syrian ports, the Persian Gulf and indeed Turkey’s Mediterranean shores are on the same “strategic fault line.” After viewing the region this way, then

Turkey’s Revisionism in the Eastern Mediterranean (Part II) #ZenonasTziarras

Post by:http://thegwpost.com/2014/12/08/turkeys-revisionism-in-the-eastern-mediterranean-part-ii/ Part I: Turkey in the Middle East: The Tacit Revisionist In the previous article, it was argued that Turkish foreign policy in the Middle East “is obviously, yet tacitly, revisionist.” Specifically, examples such as the Syrian civil war were employed to highlight Turkey’s revisionist goals (i.e. regime change) and its efforts to rely