Posts Tagged ‘mediterranean’

Can there be a Club Med of energy security?

Posted on: November 3rd, 2012 by iainmarlow | No Comments

The prospect of astonishing mineral wealth is stirring dormant, ancient conflicts and shaping new alliances in the Mediterranean. But with Japan’s Fukushima disaster and the Arab Spring revolutions still fresh in recent history, can the regional powers use these vast energy resources as a catalyst for peace and stability?

Lifting the veil of Albania, with pedals

Posted on: July 18th, 2010 by iainmarlow | 1 Comment

We cycle into Albania with butterflies in our stomachs. It is, after all, Albania – home to a 40-year dictatorship that, until recently, left it as closed off from the world as North Korea is today. It is the wild frontier between East and West.