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Mediterranean Quarterly (2017) 28 (3): 56–67.
Published: 01 September 2017
...- ties of the EU as a political entity. The creation of a European army would have allowed Europe to face the two fundamental issues that threaten the EU’s ontological existence. Never- theless, a European army could not be a body independent of NATO. Such an undertaking would be irrational...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2014) 25 (1): 22–53.
Published: 01 March 2014
... of the Cyprus-­EU accession treaty in April 2003, the Turkish army, in an unexplained and surprising move, engaged in the apparently European gesture of allowing, for the first time since it had occupied northern Cyprus in 1974, the movement of Cypriots through the so-­called Attila Line separating...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2005) 16 (4): 77–89.
Published: 01 December 2005
... system, which allowed the conduct of unchecked atrocities by the security forces. The army realizes that a coup or any other form of intervention would not only sever Turkey’s chances of joining the EU but it would also accentu- ate the 2001 economic meltdown. Furthermore, it also acknowledges...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2005) 16 (3): 44–66.
Published: 01 September 2005
... the priority of the Caucasus and Central Asia in its future activities at its Istanbul summit of 2004, and the EU has also come increasingly to understand that the con- solidation of stronger states and of regional stability, as well as increased democratization and economic reform in this zone...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2011) 22 (2): 57–75.
Published: 01 June 2011
... As the possibility of the military bureaucracy’s intervention in the political system lessens because of the EU reform process and the emergence of an atmosphere of openness in society, Turkey’s judiciary has begun to take the role of “system guardianship” and has started to make overtly political decisions...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2002) 13 (4): 1–10.
Published: 01 December 2002
... trade, and other contacts, and greater confidence among foreign investors and international financial institutions. This, in turn, will have a positive impact on the way we deliver on our commitments and responsibilities aris- ing from membership in NATO and the EU...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2015) 26 (1): 77–96.
Published: 01 March 2015
... forces, the People’s Liberation Army (PLA). Yet the idea that the security environment has dramatically changed is shared by China, and this in turn influences the way the PLA is required to operate. Much as the EU, China is convinced that a new set of threats has emerged, and that new ways have...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2006) 17 (2): 1–6.
Published: 01 June 2006
... fulfils the conditions of the Rome Treaty (which limits EU membership to states that are geographically in Europe), in this case a purely political-strategic deci- sion was made to bring the EU in line with the North Atlantic Treaty Organi- zation, in which Turkey played a vital role during the Cold...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2003) 14 (1): 25–31.
Published: 01 March 2003
... of human rights, militarization of political life, an aggressive behavior against its neighbors, and an unexplained attitude toward the EU—the organization that it purportedly seeks to join. Turkey’s nonchalant attitude toward the rule of law is well established. However, America’s ostrich-like...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2017) 28 (4): 5–13.
Published: 01 December 2017
... spiked.12 The bilateral dip- lomatic dialogue between Serbia and Kosovo that the EU had sponsored since 2011 promptly broke down. The militancy of the Pristina regime continues to grow. President Thaci seeks to create a full- fledged army, even though Kosovo’s constitution, which Western...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2007) 18 (1): 52–74.
Published: 01 March 2007
...). He teaches political sociology and international relations at Eastern Michigan University. Benjamin Adams is a senior student at Eastern Michigan University. Who’s the Sick Man of Europe? A Wavering EU Should Let Turkey In Fatos Tarifa and Benjamin...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2004) 15 (3): 55–74.
Published: 01 September 2004
...). Haqhaqi: Small Arms and Regional Security in the Western Mediterranean 57 and armament are perceived by EU security actors is a realistic refl ection on Euro-Mediterranean relations and the outlook for the future of these rela- tions. Also, assessing the strength of European security views...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2008) 19 (1): 33–41.
Published: 01 March 2008
... that the slim chance for Turkey to enter the EU would vanish. The Turkish govern- ment could well seek to mitigate the impact of a military action by clearly establishing a proportionality in terms of the targeting and the numbers of soldiers that would cross the border. It could also establish a timetable...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2000) 11 (1): 24–48.
Published: 01 March 2000
... and arguments. Quarrels, not common under- takings, will reflect the nature of NATO, OSCE, and EU policy as in the fiasco of Europe’s and Washington’s Bosnia policies until 1995, the Dayton peace process, and more recently, Kosovo. The visible discord...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2004) 15 (3): 149–151.
Published: 01 September 2004
... within the European Union, setting back efforts toward common EU foreign and security policies. Supported by some fellow EU members, France and Germany opposed the immediate use of force, while Britain, Spain, Italy, and sev- eral Eastern European countries sided with Washington. An overwhelming...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2004) 15 (3): 152–155.
Published: 01 September 2004
... change in Iraq met with skepticism, if not outright opposition, from some of Ameri- ca’s traditional European allies, straining US-European relations. At the same time, it caused a fi ssure within the European Union, setting back efforts toward common EU foreign and security policies. Supported...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2004) 15 (3): 156–158.
Published: 01 September 2004
... common EU foreign and security policies. Supported by some fellow EU members, France and Germany opposed the immediate use of force, while Britain, Spain, Italy, and sev- eral Eastern European countries sided with Washington. An overwhelming number of Americans and numerous analysts and elected...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2007) 18 (3): 72–93.
Published: 01 September 2007
... the forceful intervention of the European Union in the early months of 2002. On 14 March 2002, the highest Montenegrin, Serbian, and federal (Yugo- slav) officials met in Belgrade under the supervision of Javier Solana, the EU high representative for common foreign and security policy, to develop...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2011) 22 (2): 20–30.
Published: 01 June 2011
... invasion, the accession of Cyprus to the EU was the biggest event in the history of the republic. Mistakes and Successes Not all blame can be placed on foreign shoulders. All Cypriot governments since 1974 must share some of it for the present situation: • They have...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2008) 19 (3): 115–122.
Published: 01 September 2008
... NATO appeared capable of resolving conflict and providing responses to the volatile security situation in a sensitive and conflict-prone part of Europe. The decision aimed to take advantage of Slove- nia’s geostrategic location, for the country connects security concerns of EU member states...