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Mediterranean Quarterly (2012) 23 (4): 83–106.
Published: 01 December 2012
...Angeliki Andrea Kanavou This essay highlights the role of contingent provisions in the London-Zurich Agreements, which established the Republic of Cyprus, in damaging the future chances for a smoothly functioning state of affairs between the ethnic groups on Cyprus. By allowing contentious elements...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2002) 13 (1): 54–68.
Published: 01 March 2002
...: Spain Fights Europe’s Last Active Terrorist Group William S. Shepard One week after the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pen- tagon on 11 September 2001, President George W. Bush marshaled the American people and allies of good...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2015) 26 (2): 21–41.
Published: 01 June 2015
... by Iraqi regime forces, rebel groups, Kurdish militants, and US-led coalition air strikes. The essay’s concluding observations analyze the parallels and differences between the Armed Islamic Group’s campaign in Algeria in the 1990s and ISIS’s position in Iraq and Syria in 2015. Anthony N. Celso...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2009) 20 (2): 95–112.
Published: 01 June 2009
... Federal Government and the Alliance for the Re-Liberation of Somalia (ARS), a group dominated by members of the ICU, signed an agreement in Djibouti mediated by United Nations special envoy Ahmedou Ould-Abdullah. The next phase of the Somali conflict is likely to occur between the ARS and al-Shabaab...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2010) 21 (1): 1–14.
Published: 01 March 2010
...Paul R. Pillar The prevailing perception of the threat from international terrorism is that it emanates chiefly from one group, al Qaeda, it is tied to a territorial presence in South Asia, and it is driven by a fixed ideology bent on inflicting maximum damage on the West. The perception stems more...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2010) 21 (3): 1–7.
Published: 01 September 2010
... and concentric circles, in which the Olive Group is a “soft” landing place for informal dialogue among the group members and other non-EU states on the Mediterranean littoral. Copyright 2010 by Mediterranean Affairs, Inc. 2010 Michael Frendo was Malta's minister of foreign affairs from 2004 to 2008...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2017) 28 (2): 80–105.
Published: 01 June 2017
...Zafer Kizilkaya This essay first examines how Lebanese Hezbollah's wars have changed the content and saliency of its several identities. It then focuses on the role of these identities on the group's moral conception of using force. The analysis includes Hezbollah's conflicts against Israel and its...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2012) 23 (2): 95–106.
Published: 01 June 2012
... parallel courses within the alliance—joining some group actions while remaining aloof to others. Meanwhile, the alliance has over the past two decades changed its posture from defense to offense and from a focus on the European continent to perceived enemies in North Africa, Asia, and the Middle East. Now...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2012) 23 (3): 52–62.
Published: 01 September 2012
... an overwhelming victory in the first parliamentary elections since the overthrow of Hosni Mubarak. The Muslim Brotherhood won the biggest share with the hard-line Salafist al Nour Party of Light. The youth groups that staged the demonstrations that toppled Mubarak took only seven seats. What are the implications...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2013) 24 (1): 81–97.
Published: 01 March 2013
... development index. Although northern Mediterranean countries are distinguished from Arab and Balkan countries, the labels developed and developing countries in the Mediterranean seem too simplistic when describing the marked heterogeneity within these two groups. The lack of homogeneity can be attributed...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2014) 25 (2): 105–130.
Published: 01 June 2014
... literature, the essay utilizes nine cultural dimensions of corruption: uncertainty avoidance, future orientation, institutional/societal collectivism, individual/in-group collectivism, human orientation, performance orientation, power distance, assertiveness, and gender egalitarianism. Constantine P...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2008) 19 (1): 42–62.
Published: 01 March 2008
...Mohamed A. El-Khawas The essay examines Bush's strategies to democratize Iraq. Failure to draft a plan for Iraq's stabilization led to costly mistakes that drove many Sunnis to join insurgent groups, fueling sectarian strife. Holding multiparty elections was a major accomplishment, but it did...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2009) 20 (3): 1–18.
Published: 01 September 2009
... future differ according to the group, and the task is further complicated by authoritarian regimes and inefficient state planning. J. E. Peterson is a historian and political analyst focusing on the contemporary Arabian Peninsula and Arab Gulf. He has taught in various American universities and served...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2009) 20 (4): 71–82.
Published: 01 December 2009
... of domestic consensus on whether Belgrade should embrace East or West on Balkan security issues. Nonalignment may be one way out of this dilemma; a second avenue might be a stronger role for the Contact Group comprising the United States, Russia, and key European Union countries. A continued policy of drift...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2010) 21 (2): 12–17.
Published: 01 June 2010
... Council (EAPC), a group formed in 1997 and which now numbers fifty “partner” governments. EAPC is the successor to the North Atlantic Cooperation Council. (The NACC was created as an adjunct to NATO six years earlier in the first flush of post–Cold War Europe.) Among EAPC partners are not only eleven far...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2010) 21 (2): 18–46.
Published: 01 June 2010
... are evident in Turkey's journey to the EU. Cultural identity boundaries are dynamic, and emphasizing the protection of particular minority groups can be regarded as a minority-forging policy that places at risk the successful implementation of minority protection in the candidate country. Mediterranean...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2011) 22 (4): 36–45.
Published: 01 December 2011
... autocracies and dictatorships across the Arab world, reaching to the Arab and Persian Gulfs. The awakening has been enervated by violent responses from more cohesive and profound dictatorships in Syria and Libya, but the “leaderless” model of the awakening can quickly bring together disparate groups working...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2017) 28 (3): 27–55.
Published: 01 September 2017
...Aeshna Badruzzaman; Matthew Cohen; Sidita Kushi The debate over the ban on women wearing headscarves in Turkey has served as a central symbol for Turkey's soul, torn between secular and religious identities. This essay explores the multifaceted narratives of Turkish secular and religious groups...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2017) 28 (3): 68–92.
Published: 01 September 2017
...Lukáš Tichý This essay focuses on the global terrorist and militant group the Islamic State (IS), specifically on its use of terrorism targeting the energy sector as a strategic political instrument in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) in 2014–16. The essay has two main thrusts. First...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2018) 29 (2): 27–53.
Published: 01 June 2018
... in the Syrian conflict. However, there was a visible shift in public opinion after the involvement in Syria started to be framed as a fight against terrorism, mostly referring to the so-called Islamic State and, in Turkey’s case, Kurdish groups. Turkey formation of foreign policy Syria Islamic State...