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The Energy Sector, Competition and Security in the Eastern Mediterranean

... to remember that gas reserves in the Mediterranean shelf discovered in the XXI century total over 3.8 trillion cubic meters. The key fields are Zohr off the coast of Egypt, Tamar and Leviathan off the coast of Israel, and Aphrodite off the coast of Cyprus, etc. Additionally, the so- called Block 9 is in a part of the field disputed by Lebanon. We can suppose there are large gas reserves off the Syrian coast, as well. By 2020, development had already been launched on several fields but, on the whole,...


Gas Without a Fight: Is Turkey Ready to Go to War for Resources in the Mediterranean?

... powers. Most European states depend on imports of energy resources, which means that taking hold of new gas sources is an important element for strengthening their energy security and diversifying their sources of hydrocarbon supplies. Currently, Greece, Cyprus, France, and Italy are among the main players that have divided up the known and future gas deposits in the Mediterranean among themselves. All these states are EU members. We should add that other EU states also indirectly benefit from new resources,...


Will Erdogan's Adventures Hurt Russian Soft Power?

..., places Russia 30 th among 30 states, below Turkey's 29th score. Admittedly, these are quite “Russophobic” times in the West, except for occasional positive gestures by some Western capitals and the explicit support for many Russian policies by Cyprus and Greece. Moscow, then, must struggle to undermine widespread anti-Russian propaganda. Hence it seems to Russophile Greeks of Cyprus and Greece that Russia should also contain its own “Turkey problem.” For during the current Russia-Turkey ...


Drilling at Gunpoint: EU Sanctions on Turkey

... drilling operations or any individual or company associated with them. Second, they will freeze the financial assets of individuals and companies involved in drilling. The EU imposed sanctions on Turkey’s drilling projects because of the Northern Cyprus issue. This perpetual issue has resulted in a dispute on the use of the shelf-based resource extraction. At present, Cyprus and Turkey are stepping up their struggle for the resources in this shelf area that is estimated to have large gas deposits....


Could Russia “Betray” Cyprus as Donald Trump Did the Kurds?

Analysts, opinion-makers and civil society in the Republic of Cyprus have been haunted by the spectre of a Russian "betrayal" for some time Analysts, opinion-makers and civil society in the Republic of Cyprus have been haunted by the spectre of a Russian "betrayal" for some time. But after ...


Contradictory Perceptions of Current Russia-Cyprus Relations

How to cut the Geopolitical Gordian Knot in Cyprus In three essays for RIAC, since summer 2017, and in Russia-Cyprus Relations: A Pragmatic Idealist Perspective , we tried to describe, explain and defend why and how these relations are “special.” The main thesis has been that this nature ...


How Rational Is President Erdogan’s Policy against Cyprus and Greece: a Case Study

The next few months will make clear whether Moscow remains prepared to pursue the “cohabitation” of its “material embrace” with Turkey and its time-honored “special relationship” with Cyprus President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is a sui generis leader: on the one hand, he is recognized as a brilliant strategist; on the other, he manages to intimidate states, infuriate statesmen and stateswomen, and hence alienate himself and Turkey from ...


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