The Daily Beast quotes Rafik Hariri Center Senior Fellow Frederic Hof on whether disputed gas fields in the Mediterranean Sea could spark war between Israel and its neighbors:

War on the high seas of the Eastern Med is not inevitable, of course. U.S. Ambassador Frederic Hof, now at the Atlantic Council’s Rafik Hariri Center, led the diplomatic effort to sort out those differences for much of 2011 and 2012. “EEZ disputes are very common around the world,” he tells me, and “they are normally settled through common sense compromise.”

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