Monthly archive May, 2014
The US-Turkish energy partnership in a changing world of energy and geopolitics

The US-Turkish energy partnership in a changing world of energy and geopolitics

Published by HurriyetDaily News | May/31/2014   MEHMET ÖĞÜTÇÜ – PAUL MICHAEL WIHBEY Energy and geopolitics, which cannot be treated in isolation from one another, today dominate both Turkish and American strategic thinking more than any time in the history of their bilateral relations. With the stroke of a pen that closed the historic $400 billion Russia-China gas supply...
A Central Asia/Caspian testimony

A Central Asia/Caspian testimony

By David A. Merkel, Former Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs and Director at the National Security Council, the United States, and the US liaison for The Bosphorus Energy Club. Introduction – I would like to thank Chairman Rohrabacher, Ranking Member Keating and the Members of the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee...
Libya'da güvenlik krizi petrol ihracını durdurabilir

Libya’da güvenlik krizi petrol ihracını durdurabilir

ANADOLU AJANSI | 21.05.2014 Libya’da güvenlik krizi nedeniyle petrol üretiminin durması beklenirken, bunun petrol fiyatlarına yapacağı etki konusunda farklı görüşler bulunuyor. ANKARA – SELEN TONKUŞ Dünyanın en büyük petrol üreticilerinden Libya’da, silahlı grupların, ordu güçleriyle çatışmasının yarattığı karışıklığın petrol üretiminin durmasına neden olacağı ihtimali üzerinde durulurken, bu durumun petrol fiyatlarına yapacağı etki konusunda ise farklı görüşler bulunuyor. Emekli general Halife Haftar liderliğindeki silahlı grupların...
Options for Delivering Iranian Gas to Europe Via Turkey

Options for Delivering Iranian Gas to Europe Via Turkey

May 16 2014   Backround –  As the struggle between Russia and the West in Ukraine deepens, Europe is beginning to reconsider its options vis-à-vis weakening Russia’s energy monopoly in the European market. Throughout the political negotiations with Moscow, the energy dependency has remained starkly obvious as Europe’s ‘Achilles heel’. In the context of changing...
Turkey and Russia's Age-Old Struggle for Regional Supremacy

Turkey and Russia’s Age-Old Struggle for Regional Supremacy

Published by www.foreignaffairs.com MAY 12, 2014 By Akin Unver The Ottoman Empire’s loss of Crimea to the Russian Empire in 1783 was a turning point in both civilizations’ histories. For the Ottomans, it was the first permanent loss of a major Muslim territory to a Christian power, in this case Catherine the Great’s Russia, which, like...