Modern Geopolitics of Eastern Mediterranean Hydrocarbons in an Age of Energy Transformation [E-Book] / by Ozay Mehmet, Vedat Yorucu.
Mehmet, Ozay, (author)
Yorucu, Vedat, (author)
1st edition 2020.
Cham : Springer, 2020
XIX, 158 pages 32 illustrations, 31 illustrations in color (online resource)
Lecture Notes in Energy ; 78
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This book provides an in-depth assessment of the modern geopolitics of hydrocarbon resources in the territorial waters of the Eastern Mediterranean, highlighting the currentconflicts and disputes in the maritime territories of Egypt, Israel, Lebanon, Cyprus, and Turkey. Further, these geopolitical aspects are analyzed within the broader context of thetensions between and competing interests of big powers such as the USA, Russia, and the European Union. To what extent can major powers influence regional actors and guide them toward rational outcomes? To what extent can economic self-interest contain nationalistic impulses? What are the most practical and sustainable ways of promoting win-win scenarios? This book focuses on such questions and presents a number of clear policy guidelines to help the conflict-laden Eastern Mediterranean region gain a more peaceful and sustainable footing for the greater benefit of the peoples living there.