Major offshore natural-gas discoveries in 2010 created many economic and foreign policy opportunities for Israel, but also set in motion a series of escalating clashes between the countries of the region. In this talk we will discuss the politics over gas production and gas exports in the East Mediterranean Sea, and examine what options Israel has in the near future.
Dr. Elai Rettig is the Israeli Institute Teaching Fellow in Israeli and Environmental Studies at Washington University in St. Louis. In this three-part study, Dr. Rettig will explore the interplay between energy security and foreign policy in Israel from 1948 to the present.
This lecture is the second of a three-part series.
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