Mediterranean triple alliance puts pressure on Russia’s energy plans
Israel, Greece and Cyprus have built an Eastern Mediterranean alliance which has consequences for Turkey and Russia. One important issue is the potentially huge natural gas and oil reserves off Cyprus, which Moscow sees as a threat to its energy policy. In the first of two articles, GIS guest writer Andreas Stergiou looks at how the alliance emerged and its influence on the East-West rivalries within the energy market.
THE GEOPOLITICAL situation in the Eastern Mediterranean has become more complex since 2008 amid a series of conflicts and new alliances. Relations between Israel and Turkey were strained because of several hostile incidents between 2008 and 2012.
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