Infographic: Eastern Mediterranean: conflicting interests
4 October 2016
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Russia seizing initiative in Eastern Med
The Eastern Mediterranean is crowded with players with conflicting interests. The rise of Daesh and the discovery of offshore gas has further complicated matters. But the European Union and NATO have not articulated well-defined strategies for protecting their interests in the region. Russia, on the other hand, has moved in ...
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