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Tamás Kozma heads the Asian and African Relations Department of the Antall József Knowledge Centre (AJKC), a think tank in Budapest. His primary research focus revolves around energy geopolitics and pipeline diplomacy in Turkey, the Caspian Sea Basin, Central Asia, Eastern Mediterranean and in the broader Middle East. Since December 2018, he is a Non-Resident Fellow at TRENDS Research and Advisory in Abu Dhabi. In 2019, he was also an Associate Research Fellow at OSCE Academy in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, where he researched the potential natural gas cooperation between the EU and Central Asia.
Tamás Kozma, head of the Asian and African Relations Department of the Antall József Knowledge Centre, writes about the recent tensions in the Eastern Mediterranean. Although the pursuit of natural gas wealth can be identified as a central motif, the present situation has exceeded the framework of an energy resource conflict.
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A near power grid outbreak cut Europe’s power grid into a South-Eastern and a North-Western part for about an hour. It was described as one of the most critical near-blackout situations since the region’s last major blackout in 2006.