A new nexus of instability: take care of shifts and turns

Posted by Antonis D. Papagiannidis 29/10/2018 2 Comment(s) Economia Blog,

The sights of international observers of regional instability threatening to cause wider destabilization are once more focusing to our neighbourhood, just as the Balkans seemed to cool down somehow. The next area of dispute could well prove far more dangerous, since it may well lead to a serious flare-up.


Turkey started new seismic surveys in the Eastern Mediterranean with its research/survey vessel Barbaros Hayrettin Pasa in mid-October. Then, on October 29th, the day celebrating the founding of the modern Turkish state, it was expected to proceed to far more intrusive drilling operations with the drillship Fatih. Greek naval ships were close at the trail of Barbaros, prompting threatening reactions on part of Turkey.


The crux of the matter clearly resides on the extent and delimitation of EEZs/Exclusive Economic Zones at Eastern Mediterranean: if the Greek island of Kastellorizo and the islets surrounding it is considered to possess no EEZ (or continental shelf, for that matter), then Turkish claims would separate Greek zones from adjoining Cypriot and Egyptian ones.


Greece and Cyprus have already started negotiations with Egypt to that effect. Also, Greece supposedly prepared to extend its own territorial waters from 6 to 12 sea miles in less-contested regions (the Ionian Sea and South of Crete), starting an overall review of its strategy concerning sea zones - then back-tracked. The overall situation is fraught with suspense, since global players such as Exxon Mobil and TOTAL are close to start drilling both at Cypriot EEZ and in areas South of Crete.


So, even if saber-rattling comes to no real flare-up, a new nexus of instability is forming in the region. As has been often the case, the problem (as seen from Greek eyes) is how to make the rights and wrongs of the situation (as opposed to geopolitical balance choices) understood by international public opinion. The fact that Turkey has been seen for quite a time now as somewhat of a disturbance factor to stability (and a thorn at the side of the US) may be a dangerous lure for Greek policy-making. The shifts and turns of international politics can be abrupt – and the freeing of pastor Brunson has also freed the hands of Turkish diplomacy last week.



2 Comment(s)

10/11/2018, 02:17:41 PM

Hello Guys,Get a good life with this Life Time transforming card .I have being hearing about this blank ATM card for a while and i never really paid any interest to it because of my doubts. Until now i discovered this hacker called Elizabeth. I've been reluctant in purchasing this blank ATM card i heard about online because everything seems too good to be true, but i was convinced & shocked when my friend at my place of work got the card from guarantee atm blank card & we both confirmed it really works without delay i gave it a go. Ever since then I've been withdrawing $5000 daily from the card & the money has been in my own account. So glad i gave it a try at last & this card has really changed my life financially without getting caught, its real & truly works though its illegal but made me rich!! If you need this card from guarantee atm blank card then here is their email: elizabethcole3222@yahoo.com

23/11/2018, 10:42:42 AM

DO YOU NEED A LOAN? CONTACT US NOW FOR ANY KIND OF LOAN AT A LOW INTEREST OF 2%.( stephenswillsloan@gmail.com ) Whatsapp:+14139615178 Our loans are well insured for maximum security is our priority, Our leading goal is to help you get the service you deserve, Our Loan program is the quickest. We give out loan in any currency of your choice {Us Dollar, pounds, Euro, Dinar, etc} and duration of 1 to 30 years to pay back the loan (secure and unsecured). Do you need any kind of loan and have low credit score, Have you find it difficult to get loans from local banks and other financial institutions? solution to your financial problem is STEPHEN WILLIAMS LOAN FIRM. The terms and conditions are very reasonable and considerate. We offer a wide range of financial services which includes: Christmas Loans, Business Loans, Debt Consolidation Loans, Personal Loans, Car loans, Hotel loans, Student loans, Home Refinancing Loans with low interest rate @2% per annul for individuals, companies and corporate bodies. Interested applicants should Contact us via email: stephenswillsloan@gmail.com. Apply and be free from financial bondage. Whatsapp:+14139615178

Leave a Comment