The Arab Spring threw a wrench into Egypt’s promising liquified natural gas (LNG) industry. Now, with stability returned to that country and the discovery of new gas deposits in the Nile littoral, Egypt is poised to become a major source of energy to the E.U. market. As auspicious as this sounds, it raises the stakes in an already volatile region marked by militarization and beset by inter-state strife and transcontinental tension.
On the Editor’s Forum, program editors at NAOC continue their case-by-case examination of different areas of the globe and identify their respective security contingencies. In this instalment, the Eastern Mediterranean is the region being reviewed.
The Eastern Mediterranean is without a doubt a conflict-prone geographic location. Most consider the conflicts between Israel, Lebanon, Syria, Palestine and occasionally, Egypt, when discussing the region, but new players are clashing with one another, and this time, they’re allies. While the world looks at nearby Syria, it has been Turkey, Cyprus and Greece that […]
The world may never agree on chemical weapons attacks. Buzz Lanthier-Rogers explains why that cannot, and does not, stop us from acting.
The future of the Middle East and the secret to ensuring a truly balanced power structure does not occur by simply breaking up the region into spheres of influence, or by turning it into a zero-sum game.
Chaos theory holds that there’s predictability in seemingly random events. So, is it possible to predict world events using mathematical models? Or assist in development of military applications?
As Month 13 looms for many Syrians who are trying their hand at integrating into Canada without financial assistance, it is a pivotal point in the country’s ability to see their presence as a blessing as opposed to a burden.