By Luka Oreskovic
Natural gas discoveries in Eastern Mediterranean can permanently divide or reunify Cyprus. Long divided between the north and the south, the island's issues have caused deep rifts within the region. Can the exploration of natural gas increase stability in the eastern Mediterranean and change the energy geopolitics of the region and wider Europe?
By Luka Oreskovic
As the European Union is currently facing a standoff with Moscow over the Eastern Partnership and regional trade deals, more Russian attempts to bully Europe with gas should perhaps be expected this winter.
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Luka is a historian, publicist and political analyst. At Harvard, he focuses on modern European political and financial history. His writing has appeared in the Financial Times, LSE's EUROPP, UN Chronicle, Acque&Terre and others. He advises leading geopolitical risk research and consulting companies on privatization and nationalization and is the co-founder of the Strategic Asset Stewardship Initiative.