The emerging security and energy equation in the Eastern Mediterranean has been increasingly becoming a decisive dynamic for the MENA region. The growing disputes and competition over maritime zone boundaries due to the lucrative energy resources coupled with ambitious geopolitical supremacy aims of different parties have been shifting the center of gravity of regional politics, further exacerbating acute problems between various regional and international powers.  

Taking the complexity and multidimensionality of the topic along with the diversity of the actors involved in the Eastern Mediterranean, Al Sharq Strategic Research has prepared this dossier to understand the repercussions of the competition in the Eastern Mediterranean. The dossier includes insights of distinguished experts from different nationalities. Each expert presents his/her takeaway by shedding light on a different angle of the contentious topic.

Mitat Celikpala
Sinan Ulgen
Selin Nasi
Anton Mardasov
Aly El Raggal