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Mediterranean Quarterly (2004) 15 (1): 8–16.
Published: 01 March 2004
...Ioan Mircea Pascu Ioan Mircea Pascu is minister of defense of Romania. Mediterranean Affairs, Inc. 2004 Perspectives of a Prospective NATO Member Ioan Mircea Pascu Every time major change occurs in the world, we wonder whether that change marks...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2010) 21 (2): 18–46.
Published: 01 June 2010
.... Tasch: The EU Enlargement Policy and National Majority-Minority Dynamics  19 The EU Enlargement Policy and National Majority-Minority Dynamics in Potential European Union Members: The Example of Turkey Laman Tasch During the Cold War, minority...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2015) 26 (4): 37–48.
Published: 01 December 2015
...Ted Galen Carpenter Western leaders portray the North Atlantic Treaty Organization as a league of democratic nations as well as a security alliance. Although the organization tolerated illiberal members during the Cold War, it would be more than a little embarrassing to have an outright autocracy...
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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 (2012) 23 (3): 1–3.
Published: 01 September 2012
...Vesna Pusić In this essay, Croatia’s minister of foreign and European affairs outlines Croatia’s foreign policy directions as a member of the European Union. Mutual benefits to the EU and Croatia of the latter’s membership are outlined, with particular reference to issues in southeastern Europe...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2013) 24 (1): 57–80.
Published: 01 March 2013
... every member state of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization in the 1960s. The new impetus in Greek-Soviet relations in the late 1970s, after the restoration of democracy in 1974, did not signify the loosening of Greek loyalty to the West but was a pragmatic pursuit of interests between two asymmetrical...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2013) 24 (2): 59–80.
Published: 01 June 2013
...” position in Serbia resigned themselves to the compromise. The central argument is that states seek to secure mobility not only for economic reasons but also to mark themselves as normal, respectable members of the international community. Serbia’s visa waiver decision provides a lens with which to view...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2013) 24 (3): 56–73.
Published: 01 September 2013
.... Given the insignificant size of the Cypriot economy for the eurozone as a whole, the Cyprus case was treated more as a political exercise and held up as an example for other eurozone members rather than seen as a serious economic threat, while little attention was given to its potential as a precedent...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2014) 25 (2): 6–32.
Published: 01 June 2014
... for its ambition to strengthen and develop its regional partnerships in order to enhance security and stability there. NATO’s ambitions are likely to be hampered by competing priorities within the alliance, as the as the members are increasingly facing diverging interests and financial austerity as well...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2014) 25 (4): 107–123.
Published: 01 December 2014
...El Hassan The Middle East has 10 percent of the planet's land and 5 percent of its population, but it contains less than 1 percent of the world's freshwater resources. Thirteen of the twenty-two members of the Arab League rank among the world's most water-scarce nations. The effects of climate...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2015) 26 (3): 18–28.
Published: 01 September 2015
... haunt the European Union in future crises of its southern tier or with other weaker member states. Richard L. Jackson served in Greece for sixteen years between 1972 and 2009 at the US Embassy and as president of Anatolia College. Copyright 2015 by Mediterranean Affairs, Inc. 2015...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2016) 27 (4): 61–80.
Published: 01 December 2016
...Maria Gianniou In the literature dealing with parliamentary diplomacy, the role that the European Parliament (EP) can play in the formation and conduct of European Union (EU) foreign policy is intensively studied. Yet analyses thus far have not dealt with how the EP can urge the EU and its member...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2016) 27 (4): 119–148.
Published: 01 December 2016
... undertaken by members of parliaments at the subnational level. Yet the academic study on diplomacy of the Parliament of Catalonia remains limited. Because there is a well-rooted tradition of foreign activity in the Catalan political culture, the Parliament of Catalonia has been working consistently...
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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 (2010) 21 (1): 76–100.
Published: 01 March 2010
...-first century. Ergenekon was conceptualized, debated, defined, and redefined by the media; it was brought to public attention by the media, not by state officials, the police, politicians, inspectors, or members of the organization. The author's intent is not to redefine Ergenekon yet again...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2010) 21 (3): 104–118.
Published: 01 September 2010
... structures have become altered to meet the demands of EU membership; second, the manner in which Malta projects its own interests at the EU level; and third, the degree to which Maltese national identity has transformed since becoming an EU member state in 2004. The author then provides a brief overview...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2011) 22 (1): 27–40.
Published: 01 March 2011
... suit. This author argues against this conventional wisdom. As a NATO member, Turkey is a special case. The analysis suggests that security is the main reason why countries pursue nuclear weapons. Egypt and Saudi Arabia (along with other Arab countries) have learned how to live with a perceived nuclear...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2011) 22 (2): 20–30.
Published: 01 June 2011
...Van Coufoudakis The essay discusses how the “reluctant republic” of Cyprus in 1960 became a successful, liberal democracy and member of the European Union, despite externally instigated political discord, foreign interference, foreign invasion and continuing occupation, economic dislocation...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2012) 23 (2): 1–13.
Published: 01 June 2012
... unstable, and threats can arise far from NATO territory. In addition to its traditional role of defending members’ territory, NATO is assuming new security-related missions. In addition, the alliance has developed “partnerships” with numerous nations throughout the world. These networks can enhance NATO’s...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2016) 27 (4): 2–20.
Published: 01 December 2016
... Mediterranean international gov- ernmental and nongovernmental organizations as follows: “(1) At least two or more states (or institutions from two or more different states from the Medi- terranean) are its founders and/or members; (2) the organization has its seat in the Mediterranean; and (3) its focus...