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Rumi Forum Podcast

Rumi Forum was founded in 1999 with the mission to foster interfaith dialogue and intercultural understanding. The Forum aims to stimulate exchange of opinions in order to advance culture of democracy, freedom of thought, human rights and peace. For over 20 years, the Forum provides a common platform for building relationships, mutual learning and information exchange among adherents of different faiths. Our work has a particular focus on pluralism, peacemaking, interfaith dialogue, intercultural understanding, social harmony and community cohesion.

Nov 29, 2012

Energy resources are increasingly shaping politics in Eurasia. Turkey is mending fences with the Kurdistan Regional Government in Iraq to satisfy its skyrocketing internal demand. New gas discoveries in the Eastern Mediterranean are already having a profound effect on the region’s intricate political relations.  The Southern Gas Corridor has the potential to reshape Central and South Eastern Europe’s energy landscape by bringing gas from Azerbaijan to Europe. Shale gas can turn nations hitherto entirely dependent on import into energy producers. How can energy be turned into a force for good instead of bitter rivalry and renewed tensions? How can the risk of conflict be minimized and the incentives for regional cooperation maximized? What role can the countries and the region, the United States, the European Union and Russia play?