March 22, 2013
The Coming Mediterranean Dash for Gas
Yuri Zhukov, Foreign Affairs
Exploratory drilling near the coasts of Cyprus, Egypt, Israel, Lebanon, Syria, and Turkey has unearthed vast reserves of natural gas. Competition over the rights to tap those resources is compounding existing tensions over sovereignty and maritime borders. The eastern Mediterranean is quickly becoming as volatile as its eastern cousin, the South China Sea.
TAGGED: Syria, Turkey, Lebanon, Cyprus, Israel, Mediterranean Sea, gas