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Eastern Mediterranean/France/Germany. Conflicts in the EastMed: From Germany’s and France’s Conflicting Strategies to a Dual Approach (Laura Lale Kabis-Kechrid, IFRI)

Over the past years, the Eastern Mediterranean has become centerstage of an increasingly internationalized and militarized conflict driven by different albeit interlinked issues and an arena for a growing variety of actors to project their geopolitical ambitions. – Even though Germany and France broadly share similar concerns regarding Turkey, their views differ on the question […]

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Turkey/Eastern Mediterranean – Turkey’s New Moves in the Eastern Mediterranean (BESA Center)

George N. Tzogopoulos writes: In July 2021, Israel expressed full support to the Republic of Cyprus in the wake of the unilateral reopening of the Varosha coastline by Turkey. Last year, it also showed solidarity with Athens during Greek-Turkish tensions in the Eastern Mediterranean. While the tripartite partnership is progressing, Ankara is seeking to expand its […]

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Turkey/Eastern Mediterranean – Blue Homeland: Turkey’s Strategy in the Eastern Mediterranean (Euractiv)

Antonia Colibasanu writes: As Turkey’s dreams of joining the European Union have faded, Ankara has shifted its strategy toward the West. Nowhere is this more evident than in the Eastern Mediterranean. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s latest moves – a visit to the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus and the announcement of a resumption of […]

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Energy/Eastern Mediterranean – Energy: Factor of Stability or Conflict in the Eastern Mediterranean? (ELIAMEP)

Marika Karagianni writes: Security of critical economic and energy infrastructure has become a key element in the agenda of both the EU and NATO. The global balance between energy producers and energy importers needs also to be respected in order to secure the smooth operation of global economy and trade. Global energy organizations like OPEC […]

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Greece/Eastern Mediterranean – Greece in the eastern Mediterranean: Turning engagement into influence (Vassilis Ntousas, ECFR)

Greece is entangled in the remarkably swift geopolitical changes in the eastern Mediterranean. Athens has responded to the region’s explosive mix of competing maritime interests, energy claims, and military exercises by pursuing an increasingly proactive foreign policy, with the objective of gaining lasting influence there. This is a high-stakes game, but Athens has decided that […]

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USA/Eastern Mediterranean – The US in the Eastern Mediterranean Region (RUSI)

Samuel Ramani The US in the Eastern Mediterranean Region | RUSI

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Turkey/Eastern Mediterranean – Turkey could expand drilling in eastern Mediterranean amid territorial dispute (Al Arabiya)

Turkey may drill more boreholes in its search for gas in the eastern Mediterranean, Energy Minister Fatih Donmez said on Monday, an area where its search and drilling operations led to a standoff with Greece and Cyprus last year. https://english.alarabiya.net/News/middle-east/2021/05/24/Turkey-could-expand-drilling-in-eastern-Mediterranean-amid-territorial-dispute

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Gulf/Eastern Mediterranean – The Gulf and the Eastern Mediterranean: Is a Gulf-Hellenic Alignment in the Making? (INSS)

Yoel Guzansky, Gallia Lindenstrauss Political and security relations between Greece and Cyprus on the one hand and the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia on the other have taken a major step forward over the past year. Political meetings, security agreements, and joint military exercises hint at the possible emergence of a new regional alignment. Underlying […]

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(Turkey/Europe/Eastern Mediterranean) Turkey, Europe, and the Eastern Mediterranean: Charting a way out of the current deadlock (Galip Dalay, Brookings)

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(USA/Pentagon/Eastern Mediterranean) Pentagon nominee pledges to review US force posture in eastern Mediterranean if confirmed (TASS)

Nominee for appointment to be Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin said that if confirmed, he would make it a high priority to review US force posture in the Black Sea and eastern Mediterranean regions. “If confirmed, I will make it a high priority to review our force posture in this region to ensure the strength […]