The Egyptian Revolution and a Stalled Pipeline Project
The derailed pipeline will also affect fellow Arab countries, which might have to look elsewhere—possibly closer to home for some—for new supplies. Turkey will have to put an end to two of its ambitions: reducing its dependence on Iranian and Russian gas to satisfy its domestic needs and using the Arab Gas Pipeline project to establish itself as a regional energy hub and preferred route for linking Middle Eastern gas producers to gas-hungry markets in Europe. Indeed, tomorrow’s Syria has the potential to claim this privilege. The Syrian route to European markets could conceivably emerge as a serious future alternative to Turkey, depending on who the post-crisis government aligns with. Looking to a Post-Crisis Syria Whatever regime emerges in Damascus after the Syrian uprising could redraw the energy map of the region. Competition for supplies and markets—and to control transit routes for energy resources—is high, and the shape of the future energy map will depend on who the regional and international winners and losers are. For Iraq and Iran, a new regime that allies itself with Sunni Turkey or the Gulf states would come at the expense of future cooperation in the energy sphere and strike a blow against Iraqi and Iranian ambitions to have direct access to the Mediterranean without having to rely on Turkish goodwill. A new regime that is allied with the West would be an obstacle to Russia’s expanding presence across the emerging East Mediterranean gas basin and its ability to maneuver to protect its own share of the gas market against competing natural gas resources.
[ed notes;carnegie is a leading think tank promoting zioarab spring and overthrow of bashar al assad,this above reveals motives why it seeks regime change.its nothing enw,researchers and knowledgable indepedent anaylists have been stating and proving this to be case since western engineered destabilization agenda took place in Syria..more on carnegie.. globalist,imperialist ''carnegie endowment'' and z... - thenakedfacts Older Post - THENAKEDFACTS Treasonous syrian umbrella groups meet with neo... - thenakedfacts