This volume presents a comprehensive approach to the geopolitical and commercial aspects of Eastern Mediterranean hydrocarbon resources. It is an attempt to look at the region and the issue of hydrocarbons from a balanced, objective and broad perspective, in the hope of contributing to an informed and mature public debate on the subject.
The book comprises revised and extended versions of the papers read at the conference on ‘Eastern Mediterranean Hydrocarbons’ held on 14 November 2013 in the Nicosia Buﬀer Zone. The event was organised by the PRIO Cyprus Centre, in cooperation with the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung and the Brookings Institution. The volume is divided into three sections, each dedicated to one of the three conference themes: the geo-political context of the East Mediterranean hydrocarbons; potential markets for East Mediterranean gas; and hydrocarbons as an enabler for enhanced dialogue and reconciliation