gasforum9Zhyldyz Oskonbaeva
(RIEAS Senior Advisor and Eurasian Liaison)

Copyright: Research Institute for European and American Studies (www.rieas.gr) Publication date: 24 September 2020

Note: The article reflects the opinion of the author and not necessarily the views of the Research Institute for European and American Studies (RIEAS)

The Mediterranean lately resembles a combination of television game show and soap opera drama. While one would laugh it off as diplomatic bluster or militarist bombast but the truth is that we have military ships queued for something to go wrong. If history is any indicator, it eventually will. So far, the regional powers have engaged in panic diplomacy and continue to conduct unannounced naval and air exercises. There has been at least one incident where two ships didn’t follow the maritime equivalent of social distancing and collided with one another . ..Read more