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Mediterranean Quarterly (2013) 24 (1): 57–80.
Published: 01 March 2013
... powers. Sotiris Rizas is director of research, Research Center for the Study of Modern Greek History, Academy of Athens. Copyright 2013 by Mediterranean Affairs, Inc. 2013 Domestic and External Factors in Greece’s Relations with the Soviet Union...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2012) 23 (2): 64–76.
Published: 01 June 2012
... in Afghanistan. The policy of increased militarization crystallized publically in response to domestic campaign pressure rather than because of events on the ground in South Asia. Walter W. Hill is professor at St. Mary’s College of Maryland and a visiting scholar at the University of Michigan...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2010) 21 (1): 101–121.
Published: 01 March 2010
...Emilian Kavalski This essay examines the domestic logic informing the creation of Bulgaria's foreign policy. It contextualizes inferences made from Bulgaria's diplomatic attempt to “play the EU” during the visit by the Bulgarian minister of foreign affairs to Central Asia in September 2007...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2009) 20 (3): 19–39.
Published: 01 September 2009
... intended to bring Georgia greater peace, stability, and accountability, with the added benefit of training additional soldiers to support regional peacekeeping operations. Domestic political imperatives within Georgia, however, demanded that the government restore the territorial integrity of the state...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2009) 20 (4): 71–82.
Published: 01 December 2009
...Melissa McConnell Foreign policy capacity is defined as dynamic, information-based adaptation by nation-states in complex, ambiguous environments that involve their domestic systems as well as external variables. On questions of Bosnia and Kosovo, Serbia's policy capacity is weakened by lack...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2011) 22 (2): 76–83.
Published: 01 June 2011
...Michail Choupis The author traces the current economic decline of Greece to domestic and foreign factors but argues persuasively that the collapse of the global economic system was by far the worst cause for the economic issues Greece faces and for that reason he doubts whether the involvement...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2017) 28 (4): 14–31.
Published: 01 December 2017
... and persistent domestic opposition to NATO membership, the government nevertheless refocused its efforts from European integration to Euro-Atlantic integration in order to bring the country closer to EU accession. This codependent enlargement has benefited both organizations: the EU is able to secure its eastern...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2012) 23 (3): 4–33.
Published: 01 September 2012
...Ivan Eland War frequently leads to large increases in taxes, regulation, and government spending—both for the military and ostensibly unrelated domestic programs. Conservatives should not ignore that war is the most prominent cause, directly or indirectly, of the massive welfare state that has been...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2013) 24 (4): 43–67.
Published: 01 December 2013
...Nadine Mourad Sika This essay examines the structural economic reform measures undertaken in the Arab world in the past two decades. Developmental projects in the region have attained growth in gross domestic product, higher levels of human capital, and stable governments. These, however, have been...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2014) 25 (2): 6–32.
Published: 01 June 2014
... as domestic political change and regional rivalries in the MENA region. Research for this essay was made possible by funding from the Norwegian Ministry of Defense. The views expressed here are solely those of the author and do not represent the views of the ministry. Erik Reichborn-Kjennerud...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2014) 25 (4): 124–140.
Published: 01 December 2014
... as an area of geostrategic importance will continue to be vital to global geopolitics and that consigning it to the back burner is shortsighted. The three continents that meet at this crossroads account for almost 90 percent of the global population as well as over 60 percent of global gross domestic product...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2015) 26 (3): 94–116.
Published: 01 September 2015
...Ahmet T. Kuru Why did Turkish policies toward Syria and Egypt in 2011–15 largely fail? At the individual level, the leadership of Recep Tayyip Erdogan was plagued by populism in the sense that he uses foreign policy issues for the sake of domestic party politics without pursuing long-term...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2017) 28 (1): 29–57.
Published: 01 March 2017
... be significant for the Cypriot economy, amounting to approximately 2 percent of its gross domestic product, but these direct benefits will materialize gradually over a period of fifteen years and will not be available in time to influence the ongoing talks for the resolution of the Cyprus question. Gas...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2007) 18 (4): 17–35.
Published: 01 December 2007
... nationalism in Iraq represented by the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) and the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) and the influence that these two parties could potentially have on the domestic politics of Turkey, especially the challenge from the Kurdish Democratic Society Party (DTP) and the Kurdistan...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2007) 18 (4): 131–148.
Published: 01 December 2007
... project or otherwise. Having said that, Turkey.s own domestic shortcomings, like the Kurdish/PKK issue, the ambivilance toward the implementation of secularism in the country, its recently marked vicissitudes in its relations with the EU and the US, the unfavorable regional circumstances...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2010) 21 (3): 47–60.
Published: 01 September 2010
... have clashed with Bashir's domestic objectives, leading to a split within the Islamic movement in Sudan. Copyright 2010 by Mediterranean Affairs, Inc. 2010 Ioannis Mantzikos is a doctoral candidate at the University of Peloponnese, focusing on sub-Saharan Africa–Middle East–South Asia relations...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2010) 21 (4): 27–37.
Published: 01 December 2010
...Ted Galen Carpenter Although US leaders have long regarded Turkey as a crucial strategic ally, relations between Ankara and Washington have been deteriorating for years. Domestic changes in Turkey, especially the decline of secular forces, account for some of that estrangement but fundamental...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2011) 22 (1): 93–113.
Published: 01 March 2011
...Mohamed El-Khawas Obama's diplomacy had early success with Iran's agreement in October 2009 to ship most of its low-enriched uranium abroad in exchange for fuel rods for its medical research reactor. This agreement did not last, however, in the face of strong domestic US opposition and the Western...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2011) 22 (4): 36–45.
Published: 01 December 2011
... of instability, and that includes overcoming domestic opinion and lobbies that work against a two-state solution for Israel and Palestine. The current demographic prospect is that Israel will lose its Zionist hopes by the forced integration of Palestinians who have lost their own hope of a viable and independent...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2011) 22 (3): 95–108.
Published: 01 September 2011
... by the Iraqi leadership to defend against threats to its incumbency. In recent years, Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki has increasingly pursued engagement with Iranian representatives in an effort to counter domestic challenges and consolidate state resources. However, while the present Iraqi elite has attracted...