Mediterranean Security in the Age of Crisis
(RIEAS Ακαδημαικός Σύμβουλος)
Copyright: Research Institute for European and American Studies (www.rieas.gr) Publication date: 12 November 2017
Note: The article reflects the opinion of the author and not necessarily the views of the Re-search Institute for European and American Studies (RIEAS).
The Mediterranean Sea, cradle of civilizations, is frothing with instability, violence, illegal immigration, and rapidly advancing criminalization. Its southern littoral has been transformed into an open wound as brittle lawless “states” disintegrate, or are near collapse, and corrupt politics, religious fanaticism, and aggressive tribalism offer plenty of opportunities for criminal enterprises and, more recently, Islamic terrorism. Looking at the map there isn’t one single state that may be termed “stable” or “secure” or both on the southern rim of the Mediterranean basin...Read more