William Law, the Arab Digest editor is in conversation with Sami Hamdi, editor in chief of The International Interest. And their conversation is all about Sami’s tweets. He is an incisive MENA twitterati with thoughts and opinions that are sometimes controversial but never dull. So rather than limiting @SALHACHIMI to 280 characters AD decided to let him rip.
Arab Digest editor William Law in conversation with Dr Ali Bakeer, a MENA region political analyst and consultant, about the politics and pursuit of energy security
Strategies that have isolated Turkey in its bid for energy security are driving tensions to dangerous levels in the Eastern Mediterranean and the wider Middle East while outside players like Russia and China are exploiting the situation as America withdraws.
The find by ENI of a large offshore gas field described as a game changer for Egypt’s energy economy. Egypt’s aspires to be a gas hub. A deal to buy gas from Israel causes controversy.
A latent dispute between Lebanon and Israel over the division of offshore waters has flared up. Political dynamite, not much substance at stake.