The Contex for Developments in the Mediterranean; Differing Patterns and Perspectives

Article

The nature of the Mediterranean, its past, present and possible futures, provides some illuminating and arguably important issues, and maybe warnings too, about the developing relationship of states and their interests at sea. ...

Geoffrey TILL

The views expressed in this article are the author’s own and should not be construed necessarily to reflect official opinion. Historians are often interested in picking out recurring patterns over time. 
 
The nature of the Mediterranean, its past, present and possible futures, provides some illuminating and arguably important issues, and maybe warnings too, about the developing relationship of states and their interests at sea. There seem to be three such patterns that are particularly pertinent to the Mediterranean, and inevitably they overlap. They are all significant for naval development.
 
First of all there is the Mediterranean as a sea, and as the geo-physical centre of a ring of local rimland/coastal countries whose connections with each other are inevitably sea-borne. That means that their naval development will reflect the nature of those connections, but also help determine them too. For centuries the connections have been essentially about trade, and its control - and so have been exemplified over the years by shifting mixtures of conflict and cooperation between local states. This pattern, then, is essentially about the relationship between insider states over inside issues. If only as a consequence of geography, local countries, polities and empires have come into contact, either in conflict or in cooperation, oscillating over the years between the two in long, varying cycles of a social, economic and military interconnections, sometimes friendly, sometimes not. No sea anywhere better demonstrates that the seawater can both join countries, either close or distant, and divide them. Quite often, at the same time. This then is the insider-inside pattern or perspective.

Link to the related book > Building Future from Atlantic to Indian Ocean
 
This content is protected by Copyright under the Trademark Certificate. It may be partially quoted, provided that the source is cited, its link is given and the name and title of the editor/author (if any) is mentioned exactly the same. When these conditions are fulfilled, there is no need for additional permission. However, if the content is to be used entirely, it is absolutely necessary to obtain written permission from TASAM.

Areas

Continents ( 5 Fields )
Action
 Contents ( 464 ) Actiivities ( 218 )
Areas
Africa 0 148
Asia 0 234
Europe 0 39
Latin America & Carribean 0 34
North America 0 9
Regions ( 4 Fields )
Action
 Contents ( 176 ) Actiivities ( 52 )
Areas
Balkans 0 93
Middle East 0 61
Black Sea and Caucasus 0 16
Mediterranean 0 6
Identity Fields ( 2 Fields )
Action
 Contents ( 176 ) Actiivities ( 74 )
Areas
Islamic World 0 147
Turkish World 0 29
Turkey ( 1 Fields )
Action
 Contents ( 220 ) Actiivities ( 59 )
Areas
Turkey 0 220

As it was firstly held in Türkiye in 2015, the 9th of Istanbul Security Conference with the main theme of "Strategic Transformation in the Ecosystem: Climate, Nourishment, Demography, Meritocracy, Economy, Health, Education, Employment, Family-Youth and City Security" will be held by TASAM National ...;

Belt and Road Initiative; US-China competition; Biden-Xi talks; peacebuilding; Middle East;

Turkish Asian Center for Strategic Studies (TASAM) and the Institute for Strategic Studies of National Security Council of Mongolia (ISS) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) agreement. ;

ECOWAS is a regional group of fifteen countries, founded in 1975. Its mission is to promote economic integration in “all fields of economic activity, particularly industry, transport, telecommunications, energy, agriculture, natural resources, commerce, monetary and financial questions, social and c...;

The very essence of NATO’s role in Euro-Atlantic counter-terrorism (CT) is to protect Allied nations and their citizens from terrorist threat. In the New Strategic Concept (NSC), which was adopted at Lisbon Summit (2010) CT was recognized as a mission by NATO.;

5th Türkiye - Africa Defence Security and Aerospace Forum whose main theme “The Future Security Ecosystem and Partnership for Strategic Transformation“ was held by TASAM National Defence and Security Institute, together with the 8th Istanbul Security Conference on the date of 04 November 2022 in Ram...;

4th Marine and Maritime Security Forum 2022 whose main theme “Asian Century, Maritime State Ecosystem, and Blue Planet“ was held by TASAM National Defence and Security Institute, together with the 8th Istanbul Security Conference on the date of 03 November 2022 in Ramada Hotel & Suites by Wyndham Is...;

Istanbul Cyber-Security Forum whose main theme “Post-Security, Digital Revolution, Circular Economy, and Cyber Ecosystem“ was held by TASAM National Defence and Security Institute, together with the 8th Istanbul Security Conference on the date of 03 November 2022 in Ramada Hotel & Suites by Wyndham ...;

5th Türkiye - Africa Defence Security and Aerospace Forum

  • 04 Nov 2022 - 04 Nov 2022
  • Ramada Hotel & Suites by Wyndham İstanbul Merter -
  • İstanbul - Türkiye

4th Marine and Maritıme Security Forum 2022

  • 03 Nov 2022 - 03 Nov 2022
  • Ramada Hotel & Suites by Wyndham İstanbul Merter -
  • İstanbul - Türkiye

8th Istanbul Security Conference (2022)

  • 03 Nov 2022 - 04 Nov 2022
  • Ramada Hotel & Suites by Wyndham İstanbul Merter -
  • İstanbul - Turkey