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Mediterranean Quarterly (2014) 25 (2): 33–47.
Published: 01 June 2014
...Anthony N. Celso The Barack Obama administration’s May 2013 assessment of al Qaeda’s weakness and fracturing in the post-bin Laden era has been greeted with indignation by both liberals and conservatives. They believe al Qaeda is stronger than ever in the wake of the Arab Spring. These critics...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2009) 20 (1): 15–30.
Published: 01 March 2009
...Doug Bandow For the past decade, the United States has been promoting national transformation in the Balkans. In pushing the independence of Kosovo, Washington policy makers apparently believed that Serbia would acquiesce, most nations would recognize the newest independent state, and Russia would...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2009) 20 (3): 77–94.
Published: 01 September 2009
.... Yet they have claimed one clear success: Libya's decision to renounce WMD in late 2003. The Bush administration believed that this decision was based largely on fears of US military action. This essay, in contrast, argues that other factors were crucial, notably the impact of years of economic...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2018) 29 (4): 77–94.
Published: 01 December 2018
...Nikolaos Lampas Since 2013, Greece, along with the rest of Europe, has experienced a rapid increase in refugee flows. The sudden influx of refugees has had a negative impact on the perception of Greek society regarding their potential threat. According to a 2016 survey, 55 percent of Greeks believe...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2003) 14 (3): 86–111.
Published: 01 September 2003
... chosen peoples and true believers. Thus, these two sister religions and new faiths recognized Abraham as their founding father, that is, as the man of faith with whom God made his first covenant. They also accepted Moses as God’s messenger and lawgiver to the Hebrews. But they differed radically...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2001) 12 (1): 22–38.
Published: 01 March 2001
... future choices in a strategic region that faces certain turmoil. Turkey will in the end act on its own interests, and not on Washington’s perception of Turkish interests, but we believe that only a clear-sighted American vision of what Turkey’s real options...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2008) 19 (1): 33–41.
Published: 01 March 2008
... ranks of the army, is concentrated in Istanbul and Ankara, with pockets elsewhere. It is hostile to overt signs of religion, because Ataturk believed that Turkey had become backward through its identification with the caliphate and with political Islam, and it sees itself as the defender...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2018) 29 (1): 127–129.
Published: 01 March 2018
.... After 11 September 2001, author Katherine Zoepf became curious about the perpetra- tors of the attacks on the East Coast of the United States. She was interested in learning more about the culture and ideology of Muslim people. Rather than blindly believing all information the media was reporting...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2008) 19 (3): 123–125.
Published: 01 September 2008
..., and the porosity that allows Naples to embody and incorporate external pressures and foreign elements. Through history, Naples has been both a Greek and an Oriental city with a debt to the southern and eastern Mediterranean. Chambers notes that Naples is a city that believes in the talking cure, and one...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2008) 19 (3): 125–128.
Published: 01 September 2008
... and an Oriental city with a debt to the southern and eastern Mediterranean. Chambers notes that Naples is a city that believes in the talking cure, and one of its chronic afflictions is that of a ubiquitous pessimism. Chambers discusses the role of the Neapolitan Camorra criminal element, par- ticularly...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2008) 19 (3): 128–131.
Published: 01 September 2008
... Mediterranean. Chambers notes that Naples is a city that believes in the talking cure, and one of its chronic afflictions is that of a ubiquitous pessimism. Chambers discusses the role of the Neapolitan Camorra criminal element, par- ticularly the American dimension, both the influence of such Mafia...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2007) 18 (2): 1–11.
Published: 01 June 2007
..., it must have the means to exercise full sovereignty over its territory. This is an issue that remains to be addressed. To this end, I believe that we must insist on the following: • Strengthening the Lebanese state and the government of Prime Minister Fouad Siniora: Following the significant...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2002) 13 (2): 67–95.
Published: 01 June 2002
...—this despite the facts that Israel has prevailed in the major wars and that it has a powerful military force and capability. Many believe that the state of Israel is no longer seriously vulnerable to enemy attack, but most Israelis in the year 2002 believe that they are still vulnerable on an individual...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2003) 14 (1): 6–24.
Published: 01 March 2003
...Ron Paul Mediterranean Affairs, Inc. 2003 Ron Paul is a Republican member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Texas. Trading Freedom for Security: Drifting toward a Police State Ron Paul Most Americans believe we live...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2005) 16 (1): 4–10.
Published: 01 March 2005
... of enlargement and that we, too, take our place at the heart of a growing union. I believe that this historic enlargement process has a continuous, inclu- sive, and irreversible character. The EU stands for economic prosperity and cooperation; it means stability and security. Above all it is the shared...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2012) 23 (3): 52–62.
Published: 01 September 2012
... Egypt’s new des- tiny, it looks to the ancient past rather than the future. Its members believe that to govern Egypt, Islamic ideals must prevail, and that means ruling through an external organization of clerics who possess a strict doctrine, a strict discipline, and a fanatical intolerance...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2001) 12 (3): 1–7.
Published: 01 September 2001
... choice of words. Terrorism, I believe, can be defined by its objec- tive. “The purpose of terrorism is to terrorize,” wrote Lenin. For once, I agree with him! The advent of modernity, the potency of the free market, the rise of the urban...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2007) 18 (3): 94–109.
Published: 01 September 2007
.... Kumaraswamy All major religions classify people into two distinct categories: believers and nonbelievers. In the name of universality, they normally give a distinct, often pejorative nomenclature to the latter; goyim in Judaism, infidel in Christianity and Islam, and melacha in Hinduism. In each...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2005) 16 (4): 1–7.
Published: 01 December 2005
..., the Olympic games were conducted fl aw- lessly and without a hitch. At the end, Greece received the thanks of all participating nations for a job well done (and the apologies of doubters) for the effective yet unobtrusive security we provided. Indeed, we believe that the model of security developed...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2001) 12 (1): 1–10.
Published: 01 March 2001
... can and must bridge the gap between the global challenges we face and the democratic deficits that exist in our global culture. We believe that now is the time to turn the UN from an organization working to globalize democ- racy...