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Mediterranean Quarterly (2018) 29 (4): 32–51.
Published: 01 December 2018
...Hakan Sahin This essay attempts to elucidate the transformation of civil-military relations in Turkey since the failed coup of 15 July 2016. After presenting an overview of these relations prior to the coup, the essay focuses on emerging aspects of them in the postcoup environment and attempts...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2014) 25 (1): 6–21.
Published: 01 March 2014
...Tozun Bahcheli Turkey achieved major gains through its military intervention in Cyprus following the Greek junta’s coup against Cypriot president Archbishop Makarios in July 1974. Yet Turkey has been repeatedly frustrated by its inability to capitalize on its military accomplishment and to achieve...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2008) 19 (2): 19–46.
Published: 01 June 2008
...Ronen Yitzhak Copyright 2008 by Mediterranean Affairs, Inc. 2008 Ronen Yitzhak is professor of history at Western Galilee College, Israel. The Question of Arab Solidarity in the 1948 War: Political Interests versus Military Considerations...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2011) 22 (2): 57–75.
Published: 01 June 2011
...Umit Cizre When one takes stock of Turkey's capacities and limitations not in terms of geopolitics, Islamism, or the Kurdish question but from a sociological and political perspective focused on internal challenges and prospects, perhaps the most critical concern turns out to be the civil—military...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2011) 22 (3): 10–25.
Published: 01 September 2011
... 2011 by Mediterranean Affairs, Inc. 2011 Carpenter: Cynical Myths  11 Cynical Myths and US Military Crusades in the Balkans...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2003) 14 (2): 60–76.
Published: 01 June 2003
... Division,Romanian Ministry of National Defense. Bridging the Gap in Civil-Military Relations in Southeastern Europe: Romania’s Defense-Planning Case George Cristian Maior and Mihaela Matei The purpose of this study is to analyze and assess what...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2004) 15 (2): 58–82.
Published: 01 June 2004
... Science Association's international conference “Globalization of Civil-Military Relations:Democratization, Reform, and Security.” The author would like to acknowledge the support of NATO's Academic Office and Constantine Danopoulos. Mediterranean Affairs, Inc. 2004 Changing...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2000) 11 (3): 168–170.
Published: 01 September 2000
...Gregory O. Hall Alon Peled: A Question of Loyalty: Military Manpower Policy in Multiethnic States. Ithaca, N.Y.: Cornell University Press, 1998. 203 pages. ISBN 0-8014-3239-1. $33.50. Mediterranean Affairs, Inc. 2000 Gregory O. Hall is assistant professor of political science...
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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 (2009) 20 (3): 19–39.
Published: 01 September 2009
...Geoffrey Wright The attempt of the Georgian government to reform and restructure its military forces in the past ten years demonstrates the difficulty of conducting Western-style defense reform in postconflict states, which have not seen a formal end to armed conflict. Western-style reforms were...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2009) 20 (1): 94–118.
Published: 01 March 2009
...Mohamed A. El-Khawas Following a 1999 coup, Pakistan's General Pervez Musharraf ruled by decree with the support of the military. He held a presidential referendum and got his party elected. He amended the constitution to legitimize his military rule. His involvement in the war on terrorism led...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2009) 20 (3): 77–94.
Published: 01 September 2009
...Randall Newnham The question of how to deal with so-called rogue states, especially those trying to obtain weapons of mass destruction (WMD), is currently of central importance to the world. Advocates of military action, who predominated immediately after 9/11, have lost credibility in recent years...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2015) 26 (3): 94–116.
Published: 01 September 2015
... international strategies. At the state level, Turkey's military and diplomatic capacity was not sufficient to shape the political transformations in Syria and Egypt. At the international level, Turkey could not effectively respond to the challenges of the Iranian-led and Saudi Arabian–led blocs. The former...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2009) 20 (4): 83–97.
Published: 01 December 2009
... of discussion following the coup d'état of 1997, then-president Suleyman Demirel pointed out that the Turkish military was the deep state. Twelve years after Demirel's concession, observers know that the deep state goes beyond certain factions within the Turkish military and percolates into various facets...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2010) 21 (1): 45–60.
Published: 01 March 2010
... impact on the success of NATO's military missions. In fact, the inclusion of FYROM could mean more, not fewer, security challenges for the alliance. For FYROM, the benefits of NATO candidacy have not materialized. While its civil-military relations have improved, shortcomings still exist among FYROM's...
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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 (3): 35–55.
Published: 01 September 2013
...George Bistis This essay traces the history of the Far Right in Greece, which is on the rise again almost four decades after the collapse of the military junta that ruled the Mediterranean country from 1967 to 1974. The author examines how the Golden Dawn party capitalized on Greek citizens...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2013) 24 (3): 74–101.
Published: 01 September 2013
.... Since the early 2000s, however, Athens has developed a multidimensional policy toward the Black Sea region that deserves to be examined. This policy is based on a combination of hard and soft power resources, including economic might, military diplomacy, pipeline development, public diplomacy...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2013) 24 (4): 82–91.
Published: 01 December 2013
... attention in the wake of two major diplomatic crises in 2010: a flotilla incident—when the ship the Mavi Marmara , owned by a Turkish nonprofit organization, was boarded by the Israeli military while on the way to Gaza with aid—and Turkey’s “no” vote at the UN Security Council on sanctions against Iran...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2014) 25 (4): 124–140.
Published: 01 December 2014
...Petros Vamvakas The geopolitical game of the twenty-first century will be multilateral and multidimensional, placing great emphasis on political and commercial interests such as resources, markets, ecology, and finance than on military interests. This essay argues that the eastern Mediterranean...