“Building Peace From the Mediterranean to The Gulf”: Greece at the Center of New Transcontinental Geopolitical Order

“Building Peace From the Mediterranean to The Gulf”: Greece at the Center of New Transcontinental Geopolitical Order

A geopolitically changing event took place on February 11 when Athens hosted the Foreign Ministers of Cyprus, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and Iraq, as well as the Minister of State for International Cooperation of the United Arab Emirates. The French Foreign Minister participated via video link. Their attendance, whether in Athens or via video link,…

From “Blue Homeland” to Reuniting the Ottoman Empire?

From “Blue Homeland” to Reuniting the Ottoman Empire?

“Mavi vatan,” or “blue homeland,” has become a common phrase in Turkish political life. It is most often used as a shorthand expression for Ankara’s maritime claims in the eastern Mediterranean. Central to these interests is the presence of large deposits of natural gas off the coast of the island of Cyprus.” R. Gingeras See…

Russian Influence in the Mediterranean Is Multipolar, Not Malign

Russian Influence in the Mediterranean Is Multipolar, Not Malign

US Secretary of State Pompeo’s misportrayal of Russian influence in the Mediterranean as malign is likely due to the fading unipolar hegemon’s fear of the growing multipolar impact that the Eurasian Great Power is having on regional affairs, and it also very conspicuously ignores the de-facto Russian-”Israeli” alliance which voices on both sides of the…

Washington Switching Loyalties from Turkey to Greece?

Washington Switching Loyalties from Turkey to Greece?

In recent years, relations between the United States and the Republic of Turkey have deteriorated dramatically for a number of reasons. One of which was a failed coup attempt in Turkey in 2016, aimed at overthrowing President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, with a large number of senior officials in Ankara repeatedly accusing the United States. Their…

Discussions Between Greece and Turkey Over the East Mediterranean Will End Before They Begin

Discussions Between Greece and Turkey Over the East Mediterranean Will End Before They Begin

Tensions between Greece and Turkey that became a geopolitical crisis in the East Mediterranean appear to be finally subsiding after Ankara withdrew from Greece’s maritime space the Oruç Reis Turkish research vessel and the warships escorting it. Since Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan initiated the crisis at the beginning of August in search of oil…