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Mediterranean Quarterly (1 December 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 (1 March 2008) 19 (1): 13–32.
Published: 01 March 2008
...William H. Lewis; Burton M. Sapin The failures of process and judgment that help explain the war in Iraq are varied. Established patterns of policy making were overshadowed by mechanisms operating outside the formal system, notably by Vice President Richard Chaney. Also, an arrogant defense...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (1 September 2008) 19 (3): 55–67.
Published: 01 September 2008
...Robert J. Pranger Copyright 2008 by Mediterranean Affairs, Inc. 2008 Robert J. Pranger is a private consultant with extensive experience in national security affairs. He was formerly associate/managing editor of Mediterranean Quarterly . American Foreign Policy after Iraq...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (1 September 2008) 19 (3): 88–98.
Published: 01 September 2008
...Ivan Eland Copyright 2008 by Mediterranean Affairs, Inc. 2008 Ivan Eland is senior fellow at the Independent Institute and author of the books The Empire Has No Clothes: US Foreign Policy Exposed and Putting “Defense” Back into US Defense Policy . Back to the Future...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (1 September 2008) 19 (3): 115–122.
Published: 01 September 2008
...Anton Grizold Copyright 2008 by Mediterranean Affairs, Inc. 2008 Anton Grizold is professor of sociology and dean of social sciences at the University of Ljubljana, Republic of Slovenia. He served as minister of defense from 2000 to 2004. Slovenia’s Defense Policy...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (1 March 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, and it is these...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (1 March 2009) 20 (1): 15–30.
Published: 01 March 2009
...Doug Bandow For the past decade, the United States has been promoting national transformation in the Balkans. In pushing the independence of Kosovo, Washington policy makers apparently believed that Serbia would acquiesce, most nations would recognize the newest independent state, and Russia would...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (1 June 2009) 20 (2): 11–25.
Published: 01 June 2009
...Anthony N. Celso Elected on a platform of withdrawal from Iraq after the 3/11 train bombings, Spanish socialists sought early on to embark on an antiterrorist policy of negotiation and dialogue with disgruntled Arab and Basque communities. The socialists' early efforts at achieving a historic...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (1 June 2009) 20 (2): 26–39.
Published: 01 June 2009
...Pamela Lesser Twenty-one countries share the Mediterranean's coastline with no single country responsible for its environmental deterioration or its protection. They are collectively responsible for both. Over four decades, the environmental dimension of Europe's policy toward its Mediterranean...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (1 December 2009) 20 (4): 10–21.
Published: 01 December 2009
...Robert J. Pranger The Obama administration seems to have given considerable attention to the diplomatic idea of resetting various areas of US foreign policy. As Iran and Israel move toward possible war over regional hegemony with each other—a conflict that looms sooner rather than later—nuclear...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (1 December 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 of...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (1 June 2010) 21 (2): 18–46.
Published: 01 June 2010
...Laman Tasch The absence of a universally accepted definition of minority and standardized mechanisms for minority protection presents challenges during the European Union (EU) accession process. The differences between definitions used by European policy makers and those used in candidate countries...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (1 March 2010) 21 (1): 61–75.
Published: 01 March 2010
...Yasin Aktay The “political” has been absent from Turkish foreign policy because the main difficulties facing the country were considered almost constitutive elements of Turkish national existence, so that they are kept incurable. This essay includes a brief history of the absence of the political...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (1 June 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 (1 March 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 (1 September 2010) 21 (3): 104–118.
Published: 01 September 2010
...Daniel Fiott This essay focuses on the degree to which Maltese foreign policy has become Europeanized because of its membership in the European Union. The author focuses on three trends resulting from the Europeanization process: first, the ways in which Malta's national policies and political...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (1 June 2011) 22 (2): 1–10.
Published: 01 June 2011
...Philip Giraldi Washington is confronted by a number of policy issues relating to Iran, most prominently Tehran's nuclear program and the country's role in the region. There is no good US policy fix for dealing with the situation, but the regular invocation by Washington of a military option as a...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (1 September 2011) 22 (3): 95–108.
Published: 01 September 2011
...Jason E. Strakes Iranian influence and interference in the internal affairs of Iraq have become central US policy concerns since the election of a Shiite-majority political elite in 2005. Yet observers have rarely addressed the strategic pursuit of support from both the US and Iranian governments...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (1 June 2012) 23 (2): 64–76.
Published: 01 June 2012
...Walter W. Hill Realism tells us that states are unitary actors and foreign policy ends at the water’s edge. This essay questions this view in the context of recent US policy on Afghanistan. In early 2008, Senator Barack Obama won several early primary victories and gained a substantial lead in the...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (1 September 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 and...