U.S. Interests in the Eastern Mediterranean—a New Persian Gulf?

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This is an excellent blog by the German Marshall Fund . Check it  ou!

via U.S. Interests in the Eastern Mediterranean—a New Persian Gulf?.

The author is Christina Li,fellow at the Transatlantic Academy ( an initiative of the German Marshall Fund of the United States in Washington, DC,)  and  fellow  at the Center for Transatlantic Relations at the Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS), Johns Hopkins University.

Being based in Cyprus, which has huge offshore gas fields and potentially oilfields and adjacent to Israel’s huge LPG reserves, I  am a regular advocate for increased strategic investment in the region.

The above article takes an expert, critical view of US interests in the Eastern Mediterranean and concludes that it is probably time for the US to up the ante. We have recently seen US  Vice President, Joe Biden, visit Cyprus and  encourage Europe to increase strategic investment in the region.

Sadly, the EU seems to be struggling for self-survival and the self-interests of bureaucrats, withits eye off the ball, when a strategic approach to foreign policy and investment is required, especially in the energy sector.

Any thoughts on the likely outcome?

 

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