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The Legal and Political Dimensions of the Eastern Mediterranean Crisis

The Legal and Political Dimensions of the Eastern Mediterranean Crisis: What Is at Stake?

Articles

The main challenge in relation to Mediterranean gas is the distribution of potential gas reserves which inevitably entails delimitation of maritime...

TurkStream as Russia s Last Step in Diversification A Win-Win

TurkStream as Russia’s Last Step in Diversification: A Win-Win Approach

Articles

This article discusses why Russia replaced the South Stream project with the TurkStream by changing its route and name, and why Turkey is involved...

Russia-GCC Economic Relations When Quality Matters more than Quantity

Russia-GCC Economic Relations: When Quality Matters more than Quantity

Articles

During the last five years, Russian relations with the GCC have developed on a largely positive trajectory. Even Moscow’s decision to leave the...

Deciphering France s Mediterranean and Foreign Policy against Turkey

Deciphering France’s Mediterranean and Foreign Policy against Turkey

Articles

France’s Mediterranean policy can be analyzed from a historical perspective and through the actual conjuncture related to its geopolitical and...

The Energy Equation in the Eastern Mediterranean

The Energy Equation in the Eastern Mediterranean

Articles

The energy resource potential and discoveries in the Eastern Mediterranean have attracted the attention of the global energy markets for a long...

Key Challenges Facing the Eastern Mediterranean The Future of Regional

Key Challenges Facing the Eastern Mediterranean: The Future of Regional Energy Development

Articles

This article provides a critical overview of the key commercial, technical, legal, and political challenges the Eastern Mediterranean region faces...

What Biden May Bring to the Eastern Mediterranean Region

What Biden May Bring to the Eastern Mediterranean Region

Commentaries

This paper aims to forecast the route that Joe Biden, will take in his foreign policy toward the Eastern Mediterranean, by trying to analyze the...

Editor's Note Winter 2021

Editor's Note | Winter 2021

Editor's Notes

While the importance of the region certainly is going to increase in the following years as more regional and global actors will be included in the...

The Actorness of the EU in Its Energy Relations with

The Actorness of the EU in Its Energy Relations with Algeria

Articles

The EU is now considered as an actor in international relations in many ways. Considering that it is dependent on energy imports, it is interesting...

Guest Editor's Note Summer 2020

Guest Editor's Note | Summer 2020

Editor's Notes

Through a wide range of articles and commentaries, this issue aims to bring to its readers a comprehensive framework on the transformation of...

Impact of Turmoil and Gas Resources in the Eastern Mediterranean

Impact of Turmoil and Gas Resources in the Eastern Mediterranean on Jordanian Energy Security and Foreign Policy

Articles

The Mediterranean region has witnessed a lot of turbulence in the last decade. On the one hand, the Arab uprising changed the shape of the regional...

Editor's Note Spring 2020

Editor's Note | Spring 2020

Editor's Notes

This issue of Insight Turkey aims to present the current situation of the Turkish-American relations and to provide to its readers with a general...

The United States-Backed Containment of Turkey in the Eastern Mediterranean

The United States-Backed Containment of Turkey in the Eastern Mediterranean

Articles

International competition over natural gas and oil has been escalating in the Eastern Mediterranean in recent years, and the region has become much...

Russia s Gas Price Discount for Bulgaria The Problem of

Russia’s Gas Price Discount for Bulgaria: The Problem of Imperial Economic Projects

Commentaries

For a long time Moscow regarded gas line as the source of increasing revenue and the way to project its global influence. Moscow also believed that...

Clashing Interests in the Eastern Mediterranean What About Turkey

Clashing Interests in the Eastern Mediterranean: What About Turkey?

Articles

The Eastern Mediterranean region has recently emerged as one of the pivotal foci of international affairs due to its considerable natural gas...

The Fracking Debate The Risks Benefits and Uncertainties of the

The Fracking Debate: The Risks, Benefits and Uncertainties of the Shale Revolution

Book Reviews

For decades, energy, especially oil, has been the weak spot of the United States. This indispensable economic resource has directly guided the...

Turkey s Relations and Energy Cooperation with the BSEC

Turkey’s Relations and Energy Cooperation with the BSEC

Articles

Turkey is conducting an increasingly active energy diplomacy and in order to understand the role and strategies of Ankara in energy geopolitics, it...

Russia in the Balkans Great Power Politics and Local Response

Russia in the Balkans: Great Power Politics and Local Response

Articles

The present paper looks into the current policies of Russia in the Balkans. It argues that after a short period of withdrawal from the region,...

Kazakhstan s Multi-Vectorism and Sino-Russian Relations

Kazakhstan’s Multi-Vectorism and Sino-Russian Relations

Articles

Using the case of Sino-Russian competition over Central Asian energy and transportation networks, this study asks why Russia has refrained from...

Turkey s Comeback to Central Asia

Turkey’s Comeback to Central Asia

Commentaries

Following the collapse of the Soviet Union, Turkey emerged as an influential player in the Muslim and ethnically Turkic republics of Central Asia....

The Silk Road between a Rock and a Hard Place

The Silk Road between a Rock and a Hard Place: Russian and Chinese Competition for Central Asia’s Energy

Commentaries

China’s displacement of Russian economic influence in Central Asia is generating great interest in Western academic and policy circles, but this...

It s a Family Affair Religion Geopolitics and the Rise

It’s a Family Affair: Religion, Geopolitics and the Rise of Mohammed bin Salman

Commentaries

Over the past year, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has experienced a period of rapid transformation under the direction of a new Crown Prince,...

Lessons and Legacies of the Blockade of Qatar

Lessons and Legacies of the Blockade of Qatar

Commentaries

The diplomatic and economic blockade of Qatar launched on June 5, 2017 has gravely weakened the Gulf Cooperation Council and raised questions in...

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