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All Hands on Deck: the Crisis in the Eastern Mediterranean and the Need for US Leadership

Crisis has returned to the Eastern Mediterranean where Greek and Turkish economic interests, legal claims, and armed forces are squaring off. In this Strategic Update, Alexandros Zachariades explores how the two NATO powers arrived at the current confrontation, how the contest intersects with issues ranging from China to Libya, and how the international community can resolve the tension.

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About the Author

Alexandros Zachariades holds a BA in History and Politics from the University of Exeter and an MSc in International Relations Theory from LSE. His research focuses on the Foreign Policy of Greece and Cyprus in the Middle East, with a particular interest in the Eastern Mediterranean and the Persian Gulf. His work also explores the interconnection between Neoclassical Realism and small powers. He is conducting his research at LSE with the support of an Onassis Foundation scholarship.