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Mediterranean Quarterly (2012) 23 (3): 4–33.
Published: 01 September 2012
... erected in the United States. Many conservatives today might argue that despite the conflict-induced ill effects of ballooning government, war is sometimes necessary for US security. However, this analysis shows that even most of the nation’s big wars were unneeded, foolish, or counterproductive...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2013) 24 (1): 1–11.
Published: 01 March 2013
... fighters seeking to create a new, democratic Syria. The reality is far more complex and murky. Syria’s turmoil has troubling, long-term implications not only for that country but for the Middle East as a whole, and even for the international system. The searing images of civilian casualties coming out...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2012) 23 (4): 107–134.
Published: 01 December 2012
...Costas Melakopides Having previously applied the concept of pragmatic idealism to the “like-minded middle powers” during the Cold War, the author now aims to extend its application to great powers and even superpowers. This essay challenges the stereotypical realist conception of Russia’s Cyprus...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2014) 25 (2): 61–84.
Published: 01 June 2014
... competes against a European Union project, while Washington has shown little interest in the Balkans during the Barack Obama administration. The instruments of this rivalry are not only, or even primarily, armies but rather economic-political forces: control of energy pipelines and production, the use...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2015) 26 (2): 99–114.
Published: 01 June 2015
...Stephen Blank Even as the world focuses on Ukraine, Washington has conspicuously ignored resolute action to resolve existing conflicts in the Caucasus, in particular the so-called frozen conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan over Nagorno-Karabakh. Here, Washington has refused to see that Russia...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2015) 26 (4): 69–88.
Published: 01 December 2015
...Patrick N. Theros The Arab Awakening (also known as the Arab Spring) caught the Western world, and even most experts, by surprise. A fuller understanding of how the peoples of the Middle East perceive their history and their relationship with the Western world—from their own perspective...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2016) 27 (4): 2–20.
Published: 01 December 2016
... diplomacy, or even celebrity diplomacy. Parliamentary diplomacy has also developed its influence in this new world, and there is now a clear “parliamentarization” of world politics. This phenomenon resulted from democratization, globalization, regionalization, and technological developments. There are now...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2016) 27 (4): 42–60.
Published: 01 December 2016
..., it also exposes a small state's limited capability to provide support for the parliament's external relations. With specific reference to the Mediterranean, we find that there is considerable room for improvement, even with some evident obstacles, such as the lack of continuity in parliamentary...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2017) 28 (1): 82–98.
Published: 01 March 2017
... that has weakened the insurgency. Finally, it assesses the role that Russian, Iranian, and Hezbollah intervention has had in bolstering the regime of Bashar al-Assad. Syria's jihadist revolt has limited but important parallels to the failed 1982 Muslim Brotherhood insurrection. Even with the regime's...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2008) 19 (1): 13–32.
Published: 01 March 2008
... secretary overpowered senior military officers as well as the Department of State and its secretary. While it is difficult for Congress to constrain a president once a major military enterprise has been approved, Congress has been even more compliant that usual in this case. There are no panaceas...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2017) 28 (4): 87–102.
Published: 01 December 2017
...J. S. Krasna Reports of the demise of the Arab state have been exaggerated, despite claims that the postcolonial, state-based paradigm is collapsing under the pressure of “people power,” the resurgence of premodern loyalties, and the rise of nonstate actors. Even Hamas, Hezbollah, and the Islamic...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2018) 29 (1): 48–69.
Published: 01 March 2018
... structure approach in several instances, with special reference to the so-called refugee crisis during 2015–16. It argues that there is no simple and straightforward connection between immigration and an increase of extremism, and that even sudden and massive immigration flows is not a sufficient condition...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2007) 18 (4): 36–52.
Published: 01 December 2007
... application, and describes some of its successes. It stresses the point that even the best public diplomacy programs cannot succeed if a country.s policies are rejected by foreign publics. The essay recommends that the director of the public diplomacy program be invited to the table when overall foreign...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2008) 19 (4): 81–90.
Published: 01 December 2008
... ationalist as a negative quantity was made even more explicit by attaching intensifying prefixes such as “ultra” or “extreme.” Searches of newspaper and other archives show that nationalist as a denunciatory epithet has continued in the media to the present day, especially as applied to Serbian politicians...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2009) 20 (1): 1–14.
Published: 01 March 2009
...Robert J. Pranger A new American president will now confront the extraordinary complexity of his country's foreign policy. Presidents, even without foreign affairs backgrounds, have already formed ideas about basic directions that the nation's international policies should take...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2009) 20 (1): 15–30.
Published: 01 March 2009
... of neighboring states. The point is not that Russia acted correctly or legitimately in Georgia but that American policy makers must learn that actions have consequences, even actions by the US government. They need look no further than from Kosovo to Georgia. Doug Bandow is the Robert A. Taft Fellow...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2009) 20 (3): 1–18.
Published: 01 September 2009
...J. E. Peterson There have been three economic transformations of the Arab Gulf. Yet the obstacles today remain eerily similar to those of forty years ago. Oil reserves are finite and nonoil resources in the gulf states—minerals, arable land, skilled population, and even capital for some countries...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2009) 20 (1): 119–144.
Published: 01 March 2009
...Derek Lutterbeck Located at the southernmost tip of Europe, just off the coast of Africa, Malta has during recent years increasingly come into the international spotlight as a frontline state for irregular migration from Africa toward the European Union. Even though, in absolute terms, the number...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2010) 21 (2): 78–89.
Published: 01 June 2010
... with Russia. Upon further scrutiny, it is concluded that cultural affinities do not determine or even greatly influence contemporary Greek foreign policy. Rather, Athens' various decisions are better explained on the basis of more traditional realist concepts. Mediterranean Affairs, Inc. 2010...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2010) 21 (3): 61–85.
Published: 01 September 2010
...Richard Weitz Relations between Russia and Turkey continue to deepen. This change from Cold War–era animosity began even before the advent of the new Turkish government led by the Justice and Development Party (AKP) but has accelerated since then. The leaders of both countries meet frequently...