Geostrategy and naval power in the Mediterranean: Changing scenarios, continuing conflict
AbstractThe Mediterranean's history as a sea of conflicts and tensions is explored. The role of sea power, particularly in the era of superpower rivalry, is considered. Geostrategic reorientation following the end of the Cold War is examined, and it is concluded that the dominant axis of tension is now North-South rather than East-West. Factors contributing to this reorientation, and thus to the continuing importance of naval power, are discussed. With respect to future scenarios it is suggested that the EU has an important role to play in the promotion of peaceful co-existence between Europe and southern Mediterranean states, as well as between the West and Islam.
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Volume (Year): 21 (1997)
Issue (Month): 4 (July)
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