Gas Wars in the Mediterranean

Gas Wars in the Mediterranean

The unexpected alliance between Turkey and Libya is a geopolitical earthquake that changes the balance of power in the eastern Mediterranean and across the Middle East. Turkey’s audacious move has enraged its rivals in the region and cleared the way for a dramatic escalation in the 9 year-long Libyan civil war. It has also forced…

The Real Motivation for Turkey’s Libya Power Play Is Not Prestige… It’s Natural Gas

The Real Motivation for Turkey’s Libya Power Play Is Not Prestige… It’s Natural Gas

Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s decision to intervene in Libya on behalf of the Government of National Accord (GNA) is more than self-aggrandizement — it’s about control of the development of energy resources in the eastern Mediterranean. Erdogan steps in to save GNA The passage of legislation by the Turkish Parliament on Thursday authorizing the deployment of…

Last Week’s Russian-Ukrainian Gas Deal Took the World by Surprise

Last Week’s Russian-Ukrainian Gas Deal Took the World by Surprise

Few could have predicted several years ago that Russia and Ukraine would reconcile with one another to the point of agreeing to ensure the reliable delivery of gas to the EU for the next 5-15 years, but that’s exactly what just happened last week in the most convincing sign yet that the long-awaited “New Detente”…