This is an outstanding, must-read, article on the geopolitics of offshore gas in the Eastern Mediterranean. Check it out!
The article defines the Eastern Mediterranean as follows:
the east Mediterranean region includes Cyprus, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Syria and Palestine, with Greece and Turkey to the north and Egypt to the south.
From a geopolitical perspective, it’s important to add both the US and Russia as pivotal players in the eastern Mediterranean energy race. Sadly, the European Commission, representing the European Council, seems to be an ‘also ran’. Last year, this blog highlighted how the European Commission was massively pre-occupied with green issues, yet there was no effective energy strategy for Europe.
Living in Cyprus, I have seen, first-hand, Israeli/Cyprus military exercises. I am a keen follower of the developing news and analysis on the energy sector in the Eastern Mediterranean, so keep an eye on this blog.