French ATL 2 maritime patrol aircraft is operating in Mediterranean Sea

IRINI: Peace Guarantor in the Mediterranean Sea

As of May 2022, Operation IRINI (or EUNAVFOR MED IRINI) has been in effect in the Mediterranean Sea for just over two years, having been initiated on March 31st, 2020. The operation has attracted international criticism, and nations around the Mediterranean Sea are divided over whether it should continue. But what is Operation IRINI? What … Continue reading IRINI: Peace Guarantor in the Mediterranean Sea

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Maritime Security in Mediterranean, the European Union Strategy

EU Flag The Mediterranean Sea has always been a strategic maritime trade and transportation region. However, the numerous islands and peninsulas in the area have made it convenient for smugglers to operate. But, the rise of terrorist groups in North Africa has only compounded the problem. The European Union has developed a maritime security strategy … Continue reading Maritime Security in Mediterranean, the European Union Strategy

Eastern Mediterranean, a flashpoint

Eastern Mediterranean flashpoint Eastern Mediterranean is a crossroads between continents. The complexity of the region and tensions between countries make the area a dangerous flashpoint. All kind of destabilization and maritime issues monitored seem to be linked to one actor, the president of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Where is Eastern Mediterranean? Eastern Mediterranean is a … Continue reading Eastern Mediterranean, a flashpoint

A spiral on a map of the Middle East symbolises the ongoing conflict between Iran and Israel.

Middle – East: Maritime Conflict Spiral Under Great Tension

Fear of a maritime conflict is increasing in Arabian Sea. The 6th of April, Iran’s foreign ministry reported an attack on the Iranian freighter “Saviz” in the Red Sea. The vessel was hit below the waterline around 06:00 local Time, near the coasts of Djibouti. Its origins and causes are still under investigation. Previously, the … Continue reading Middle – East: Maritime Conflict Spiral Under Great Tension