Angelos Giannakopoulos: Energy Cooperation and Security in the Eastern Mediterranean: a Seismic Shift towards Peace or Conflict?, Tel Aviv 2016
The Eastern Mediterranean and the Middle East are nowadays increasingly in the focus of both the European and international interest. Recent developments in the energy field due to the discovery of significant hydrocarbon reserves in the Eastern Mediterranean increase the importance of this sub-region towards power balance in the Middle East. Against this background the book seeks to analyze under which conditions energy reserves in the Eastern Mediterranean could boost cooperation and peace or, on the contrary, further complicate existing conflicts. A special analytical interest regards the significance of these developments to European energy security and subsequently how this affects the relationship of the countries of this region to European Union.