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The East-Med Pipeline and the European-Turkish Relations

... provides an outstanding opportunity for the EU to move towards self-sufficiency in its natural gas demands. However, the natural gas field in the Eastern Mediterranean also had other non-European parties claiming for their own national shares. Turkey, Egypt, Libya, and Cyprus alongside with Israel have also claimed for proportional shares. Although, the resources are sufficient enough for these states to share the extraction, but Turkey began to exploit its territorial disputes over Cyprus in favour ...


New page in Turkey-UAE ties: Why now?

... Mohammed bin Zayed’s (MBZ) recent visit to Ankara came after a long period of frozen relations with the United Arab Emirates (UAE). For years, the two have held different positions on several regional and international developments including the 2013 Egypt events, the Libya crisis and the tensions in the Middle East and the Eastern Mediterranean. Both sides, however, are aware of the fact that there is no direct problem between them, apart from disputes relating to third parties.A few months ago, ...


Russia’s “Ummah Pivot”: Opportunities & Narrative Engagement

... everything. Andrew Korybko: The Geostrategic Challenges of Russia’s “Ummah Pivot” Russian Interests North Africa: Becoming the Libyan Power Broker In North Africa, Libya is the scene of intense competition between Turkey on the one hand and Russia, Egypt, the UAE, and France on the other. Russia must therefore seek a compromise solution that prevents either side from becoming dominant, with Russia playing the kingmaker role if possible (perhaps through a mix of creative diplomacy, energy partnerships ...


RIAC and ECFA Round Table on Russia-Egypt Cooperation: Challenges and Prospects

On July 5 at 2:00 pm (GMT+3) Russian International Affairs Council (RIAC) together with the Egyptian Council for Foreign Affairs (ECFA) will hold a round table on Russia-Egypt cooperation: challenges and prospects On July 5 at 2:00 pm (GMT+3) Russian International Affairs Council (RIAC) together with the Egyptian Council for Foreign Affairs ...


The Geostrategic Challenges of Russia’s “Ummah Pivot”

... Asia, the first-mentioned region is plagued by the security threats emanating from the war-torn Libya, where a slew of external powers is competing to shape the outcome of its ongoing civil war. First and foremost among them are Turkey, Russia, France, Egypt and the UAE, though the U.S. also plays a naturally important role, even if the country has tended to neglect this conflict over the past few years—despite being responsible for it over a decade ago. The region’s future will be determined by ...


Political Risks for Russian-Egyptian Cooperation in North Africa

RIAC and ECFA Report № 68/2021 RIAC and ECFA Report № 68/2021 This report aims to analyze political risks for Russian-Egyptian Cooperation in North Africa and summarizes joint findings by experts from the Russian International Affairs Council (RIAC) and the Egyptian Council for Foreign Affairs (ECFA). Russia and Egypt have important stakes in the region; both are actively ...


How Egypt Has Changed 10 Years Since the Arab Spring

President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi's tightening grip and economic stagnation are raising the issue of whether the events of 2011 are likely to repeat themselves Ten years ago, on January 25, 2011, anti-government protests began in Egypt. The massive demonstrations took place on the Day of Anger in Tahrir Square and spread throughout the Arab Republic soon. The events of late January and early February 2011 led to the government's resignation, then to the overthrow of President ...


Erdogan punches above his weight

... agreed to finance and train Pakistan’s backed mercenaries and militants in Kashmir to fight Indian army in the region, which put Ankara at diplomatic, political and economic standoff with New Delhi. Erdogan’s support to the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt ramified Ankara from Cairo, which minimizes Turkish entree to Suez-Canal. Accordingly, Erdogan has drawn a political, military and economic buffer zone all around the country. If we put all pieces together, it will eventuate a conclusion that Erdogan ...


The Energy Sector, Competition and Security in the Eastern Mediterranean

... hostage to old overlapping conflicts and opens up certain opportunities. It is important 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....


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