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Eurasia The Energy Briefing

The EastMed Pipeline Project in Perspective

The EastMed gas pipeline between Cyprus, Greece and Israel will revolutionise the economies and geo-politics of the region. The project comes from an emerging alliance between the three countries who must move forward cautiously in the face of neighbouring States’ opposition.

International Politics The Week Ahead

The Week Ahead

Greek and Turkish Cypriot leaders continue reunification talks. Japanese Premier meets with Argentine President to improve economic ties. OPEC meets to discuss oil deal. German right-leaning parties flesh out their future.

Europe Politics

The Cyprus reunification talks are progressing

After one and a half years of negotiations, the talks for the reunification of Cyprus have started to see some progress.

Europe Politics

Implications of the EU Turkish refugee deal

Last week, European Union leaders reached a provisional deal with Turkey to curb the flow of refugees coming to the continent. Since last year, over 1 million refugees have arrived

International Security

David Cameron’s calculated gamble in Syria

In deciding to extend the aerial campaign against Islamic State across the Iraqi-Syrian border, David Cameron’s government has thrown its weight behind the US-led strategy of containment. The hope is

Middle East/North Africa Natural resources and energy

Egypt’s gas find sets Mediterranean geopolitics on fire

The recent natural gas find in Egypt ensures the country’s energy security, but also alters the energy and geopolitical dynamics in the eastern Mediterranean. Over the past few years, the

Economics The Week Ahead

GRI’s Weekly Risk Outlook

Greece proposes reform measures to Eurozone finance ministers. Presidents Obama and Tusk meet to speak on state of transatlantic diplomatic ties. Perth hosts iron and steel talks as commodities slide.

International Natural resources and energy

Mediterranean energy alliances isolate Turkey

The discovery of hydrocarbons has altered the geopolitical situation in the Eastern Mediterranean, leading to the formation of new alliances that leave Turkey out of the game. With regional crises

Europe Politics

Is Luxembourg’s tax haven status in jeopardy?

Former Luxembourg prime minister Jean-Claude Juncker’s election as president of the EU Commission could threaten Luxembourg’s long-held status as a European tax haven. Last Tuesday, the European Commission announced in its

Europe Finance

Russian investments at risk from Ukraine sanctions

Ukraine has passed a new law “On sanctions,” which poses a wide range of risks for Russian investors and companies. While investors from Europe and the US are highly unlikely to