How Are France and Russia Influencing the Greek-Turkish Rivalry?

How Are France and Russia Influencing the Greek-Turkish Rivalry?

The common denominator driving France and Russia’s newly enhanced military partnerships with rivals Greece and Turkey respectively is those two Eastern Mediterranean countries’ concerns about their shared American ally’s reliability. France and Russia are playing important roles when it comes to influencing the Greek-Turkish competition in the Eastern Mediterranean. That second pair of states are…

“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,…

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…

Donald Trump’s Final Act: Snuffing Out the Promise of Democracy in the Middle East

Donald Trump’s Final Act: Snuffing Out the Promise of Democracy in the Middle East

Ten years ago, a hawker in Tunisia set himself on fire, which spurred on people along the entire Mediterranean Sea—from Morocco to Spain—to rise up in revolt. They took to their squares indignant at the terrible conditions in which they had to make their lives. Little of their agenda has been advanced in the past…

The Confrontation in the Eastern Mediterranean is Not Subsiding

The Confrontation in the Eastern Mediterranean is Not Subsiding

The standoff taking place in the Eastern Mediterranean, despite attempts on the part of the international community to reduce its intensity, is unfortunately not calming down. In the beginning, in September, the first preconditions arose for Ankara to tone down its demonstration of intransigence in its efforts to gain access to potential gas reserves in…