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Does Energy Cause Ethnic War? East Mediterranean and Caspian Sea Natural Gas and Regional Conflicts

Author(s): Marika Karagianni, Andreas Stergiou

Book Description

The Caspian Sea and the Eastern Mediterranean are two regions with abundant energy resources. Their gas routes to Europe intersect and actors, exporters, pipeline owners and operators, transit states and downstream customers are connected to one another in a web of political and economic interdependencies. More significantly, these regions have been plagued by deep-seated ethnic conflicts and disputes: namely, the two oldest registered in the United Nations (the Cyprus and the Arab-Israeli Conflicts), the Nagorno-Karabakh problem, the Syria War and numerous tensions in the Eastern Mediterranean, the Caspian Sea and the Balkan regions. This book investigates what impact these energy resources have had on the respective conflicts and disputes, as well as their influence on the power game between the EU and Russia.


ISBN-13: 978-1-5275-4033-0
ISBN-10: 1-5275-4033-2
Date of Publication: 01/12/2019
Pages / Size: 230 / A5
Price: £61.99


Andreas Stergiou is Associate Professor at the Department of Economics of the University of Thessaly, Greece, and a Teaching Fellow at the Open University of Greece. He has previously been Visiting Research Fellow at the Truman Institute for the Advancement of Peace at Hebrew University, Israel, at the Institute of World Economy and International Relations of the Russian Academy of Sciences, and at the Azerbaijan Diplomatic Academy (ADA University).

Marika Karagianni is a legal and political expert, and previously worked as Special Advisor on Bilateral and Multilateral Energy Relations to the Ministers and Deputy Ministers of Foreign Affairs of the Hellenic Republic. She is currently a permanent expert at the Hellenic Government on energy security, and holds a PhD on the “Legal Aspects of Offshore Hydrocarbons’ Development in the Caspian Sea” from the Democritus University of Thrace, Greece. She is also a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Department of Political Science and International Relations of the University of Peloponnese.