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Mediterranean Quarterly (2012) 23 (3): 4–33.
Published: 01 September 2012
... 2012 by Mediterranean Affairs, Inc. 2012 Eland: Wars in American History  5 Most Wars in American History Were Unnecessary and Undermined the Republic...
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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 (2010) 21 (3): 26–46.
Published: 01 September 2010
...Michael B. Bishku The South Caucasus republics have given great importance to their respective ties with their Middle Eastern neighbors. In general, they have attempted to expand trade with those countries and to avoid involvement in regional disputes. Relations with Turkey and Iran have held...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2010) 21 (3): 86–103.
Published: 01 September 2010
...George C. Papavizas Known as Paionia in antiquity, Vardarska Banovina from 1929 through 1944, and the Socialist Republic of Macedonia in Josip Broz Tito's time, this small Yugoslav province seceded from Yugoslavia to become the “Republic of Macedonia.” Accepted by the United Nations as the “Former...
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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 (2012) 23 (4): 107–134.
Published: 01 December 2012
... of the Republic of Cyprus. Moreover, since President Barack Obama’s worldview is widely, and properly, perceived to exhibit pragmatic idealism, it should follow that Washington’s own Cyprus policy should be refashioned along such principled lines. Costas Melakopides is associate professor of international...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2013) 24 (1): 98–118.
Published: 01 March 2013
... unemployment, devastating levels of corruption, and bad governance. The spoils of diamonds could provide an undeniable avenue to engender sustainable development. However, if history is a guide, the examples of Angola, Sierra Leone, and Democratic Republic of Congo offer instructive lessons of destructive...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2013) 24 (2): 39–58.
Published: 01 June 2013
...Peter Brock Despite the dreadful wars — and the comparable horrors of uncertain “peace” — and against the background of an almost religious knack for recurring Balkan catastrophe, there are warnings that hostilities are reviving in the former Yugoslav republics of Serbia, Croatia, and Bosnia...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2014) 25 (2): 48–60.
Published: 01 June 2014
...Jamie Coomarasamy The essay summarizes a recent reporting trip by the author to Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan for the BBC, during which he examined the reasons for and observed the practical impact of China’s growing influence in the former Soviet republics of Central Asia. The author provides...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2017) 28 (1): 29–57.
Published: 01 March 2017
...Theodoros Tsakiris Optimism arose about the discovery of Cypriot and Israeli gas reserves and how they might help resolve the Cyprus question, but the prospective monetization of these reserves has not modified Turkish or Turkish-Cypriot behavior vis-à-vis the Republic of Cyprus, despite Greek...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2008) 19 (1): 1–5.
Published: 01 March 2008
...Alexandros P. Mallias The author, the Greek ambassador to the United States, argues that the Balkan countries have made significant strides in economic and security stabilization over the past decade but points to particular challenges, notably in Kosovo and the Former Yugoslav Republic...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2017) 28 (3): 93–111.
Published: 01 September 2017
...Gawdat Bahgat This essay examines the relations between the United States and Iran under the Donald Trump Administration. It finds that, rhetoric aside, less tense and less confrontational ties between these nations may be possible. A key reason for this possibility is that the Republic of Iran...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2018) 29 (4): 3–18.
Published: 01 December 2018
...George Koukoudakis The issue of the constitutional name of the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, or FYROM, involves a question of identity that dates back at least to the early twentieth century. Athens and Skopje are seeking a mutually acceptable resolution not only for their own benefit...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2009) 20 (1): 31–51.
Published: 01 March 2009
...Kenneth B. Moss The planned deployment of ballistic missile defense systems in Poland and a radar system in the Czech Republic to defend against possible attack from Iran has stirred strong opposition from Moscow. Concern about Iran's nuclear-enrichment program is legitimate, but the United States...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2009) 20 (2): 60–76.
Published: 01 June 2009
...Despina Michael New hopes for a final settlement in Cyprus have recently been raised because of the high-powered talks between President Demetrios Christofias of the Republic of Cyprus and Turkish-Cypriot leader Mehmet Ali Talat. This essay considers how a reunified Cyprus might deal...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2009) 20 (2): 113–137.
Published: 01 June 2009
...-thirsty India) vie for partnerships with the energy-rich former Soviet republics. Russia lays special claim to what it sees as its “near abroad” (notably, the Caucasus and Central Asia), and its leaders strive to limit US influence over the energy resources of the CSB. China, a global economic power still...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2010) 21 (2): 12–17.
Published: 01 June 2010
...-flung (and non-Atlantic-riparian) governments of the former Soviet Union—from Armenia to Uzbekistan—but also the six republics of the former Yugoslavia. Russia itself is listed among the partners, although its leaders remain highly suspicious of the NATO parent. Mediterranean Affairs, Inc. 2010...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2010) 21 (1): 45–60.
Published: 01 March 2010
...Scott N. Siegel Greece's veto of the entry of the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM) into the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) in 2009 provides an opportunity to evaluate the possible costs and benefits of a FYROM membership. For NATO, FYROM's inclusion has only a marginal...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2010) 21 (1): 76–100.
Published: 01 March 2010
...Ali Balci The history of the “deep state”—also known as Ergenekon —in Turkey starts with the foundation of the modern republic. Although references to the deep state date back to an earlier period, this essay examines coverage of it in the Turkish media during the late 1990s and the early-twenty...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2010) 21 (4): 7–18.
Published: 01 December 2010
...Ivo Josipović The president of the Republic of Croatia analyzes the progress made by his country since the end of the Balkan conflicts. He points to its progress toward European integration and provides advice for Croatia's neighbors on how to heal past wounds by looking to a future of cooperation...