Zohr gas field places Egypt at the centre of the ongoing geopolitical rivalry in the Mediterranean.
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The recent Azerbaijan-Armenia clashes point towards a broader geopolitical tussle in the region.
The agreement between the UN-recognised government in Tripoli and the Tobruk-based legislature to demilitarise Sirte is an important step towards peace but obstacles remain primarily in the form of the renegade warlord, Khalifa Haftar.
The find could mark a new era for Turkey economically and strategically.
Just as the explosion has permanently altered Beirut’s urban landscape, so has it made clear the monumental shifts in the country’s political dynamics.
Turkey, Turkish Cypriots, Greece, and Greek Cypriots can end the energy dilemma in the Eastern Mediterranean through dialogue, while keeping interests of all legitimate stakeholders in mind.
As the tiny island nation lies in the middle of a popular migration route, Maltese interests lie in ensuring a stable Libya capable of securing its borders. Malta has come to see Turkey as a key stabilising player within the Libyan arena.
All stakeholders in the region must understand that Turkey has safeguarded its strategic position and will remain part of the energy equation in the Eastern Mediterranean.
The COVID-19 outbreak has exacerbated these pre-existing vulnerabilities and risks in the widely-mismanaged economies of the MENA, where medical systems are under-resourced and much-needed infrastructure either destroyed or lacking.
Whatever the immediate cause, the reason for the deadly explosion in Beirut is criminal neglect and a rotten system built and maintained by the country’s political elite.