Maritime strategy

Egypt eyes more economic benefits after signing maritime demarcation deal with Greece

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi issued a presidential decree to ratify the historic agreement signed with Greece on the demarcation of maritime borders, which could help further boost Egypt’s ambition to become a major regional energy hub.

Salwa Samir | Maritime strategy | Oct 20, 2020
al-monitor Israeli Energy Minister Yuval Steinitz (R), Greece's Energy Minister Kostis Hatzidakis (2nd-R), Egyptian Minister of Petroleum Tarek el-Molla (2nd-L) and Cypriot Energy Minister Yiorgos Lakkotrypis (L) attend the East Mediterranean Gas Forum, in Cairo, Egypt, Jan. 16, 2020. Photo by KHALED DESOUKI/AFP via Getty Images.

US mediation pushes Israel, Lebanon on marking maritime border

Reports say that following US mediation, Israel and Lebanon are now ready to discuss the marking of their maritime borderline.

Rina Bassist | Maritime strategy | Sep 29, 2020

Pompeo says US-Greek relations at 'all-time high,' urges Athens-Ankara talks

In Greece, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo urged Athens and Ankara to resume talks over maritime disputes ahead of an EU summit later this week that is expected to address lingering tensions in the eastern Mediterranean.

Diego Cupolo | Maritime strategy | Sep 29, 2020

Egypt boosts naval power in deal with German shipbuilder

Egypt is getting ready to start building its first locally manufactured frigate with the help of Germany.

Rasha Mahmoud | Defense/Security cooperation | Sep 25, 2020

NATO in unprecedented bid at in-house deconfliction between Turkey, Greece

NATO has made a timely attempt to defuse tensions between fellow members Turkey and Greece, but the initiative comes with many questions.

Metin Gurcan | Maritime strategy | Sep 14, 2020