Maritime strategy

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 | sept. 29, 2020
al-monitor A picture taken on Feb. 24, 2018, from Lebanon's southern border town of Naqura on the border with Israel, south of Beirut, shows the maritime boundaries between Lebanon and Israel. Photo by JOSEPH EID/AFP via Getty Images.

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 | sept. 29, 2020
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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 | sept. 25, 2020
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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 | sept. 14, 2020
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US B-52 bombers train with Morocco, Tunisia aircraft over Mediterranean

The destroyer USS Roosevelt simulated a hostile ship in a US show of force alongside the North African countries.

Jared Szuba | Defense/Security cooperation | sept. 10, 2020
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