chapter  11
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Bridging History and Future Security Policy

As a crossroads of civilizations, the Mediterranean region has witnessed the rise and fall of numerous dominant political forces throughout the ages.1 The central objective of this analysis is to convey the way in which the Mediterranean basin has evolved as a region. Throughout several historical eras leading regional actors continuously challenged one another’s authority in the area. A particular effort is made to examine the intensity of the interaction within each political-historical era. The purpose in identifying this feature is so that it assists in the task of attempting to comprehend better the current phase of regional inter­ action.