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Over the last decade, the Eastern Mediterranean has emerged as a potential world-class natural gas producing region.

However, several lines of conflict – such as the long-lasting dispute concerning the island of Cyprus – make the exploitation of Eastern Mediterranean natural gas resources a major geopolitical issue.

The chapter by FEEM researcher Simone Tagliapietra seeks to provide a concise overview of Eastern Mediterranean natural gas developments in order to assess the related geopolitical challenges and opportunities.

2018 ISPI and Atlantic Council Report on "The Arc of Crisis in the MENA Region"