The strategic role of the Istanbul Canal

The Istanbul Canal is the name of a prospective waterway that should cover a large distance and hinder ships from crossing the Bosporus and reaching the Black Sea. It has been termed as one of the most crucial projects of this decade for Turkey, and is considered as more than just a future construction. What are the political implications of this project and what could it mean for the future of geopolitics and international relations in the greater region?

From Strategic Depth to Blue Homeland, understanding Turkey’s strategic positioning

During the last few months the Eastern Mediterranean Sea became a particularly troubled hot spot with Turkey, Greece, and France being the main conflicting players. On one side we see Turkey, trying to assert its interests as well as those of Turkish-Cypriots. On the other, Greece, together with the strong support of France and of the Republic of Cyprus.

Al-Sisi’s rise to power and the next geopolitical issues for Egypt

On July 3, 2013, the path to become the new Pharaoh of Egypt begun for Abdel Fattah al-Sisi. With a coupe d’état, Mayor General al-Sisi toppled with the support of the Egyptian Army President Morsi, elected around one year before during the first democratic election after decades of dominance by the former “Pharaoh”, Hosni Mubarak.