Peleus

Studien zur Archäologie und Geschichte Griechenlands und Zypern
Herausgegeben von Reinhard Stupperich und Heinz A. Richter

Band 22

Vassilis Fouskas und Heinz A. Richter (eds.), Cyprus and Europe: The Long Way Back

(2003) 212 Seiten, ISBN 978-3-941336-19-3, € 32.50, online bestellen

The Cyprus issue has been a question of European and international politics since the Great Powers of Europe decided to sponsor the Balkan nationalisms and contribute to the fall of the Ottoman Empire. In this context, Cyprus is part and parcel of the ‘Eastern Question’ that has marred European politics over the last two hundred years and, seemingly, given the unresolved Balkan crisis after the Cold War, continues to do so.

This edited collection of essays is a comprehensive attempt to set the Cyprus issue in the historical perspective of the 20th century international and European affairs by way of examining the role of exogenous actors in the domestic evolution of Cyprus politics and ethnic conflict. From the lease of Ottoman Cyprus to Great Britain in 1878 to the negotiations for the accession of the island to the European Union in the 1990s and early 2000s; and from the independence struggle of the 1950s to the Turkish intervention (20 July 1974) and full-scale invasion (14 August 1974), this collection constitutes an invaluable source of information for every student or practitioner of international relations, public policy and ethnic conflict.

The accession to the EU in 2003 will bring Cyprus back to the European family and open the road to a peaceful future.


Introduction:
Cyprus and Europe by Heinz A. Richter
Diana Weston Markides
Cyprus since 1878: A Permanent State of Uncertainty
George Leventis
Cyprus Stays under UK Sovereignty: the Debate in the British Government, 1945-47
Suha Bolukbasi
From Benevolent Detachment to Reluctant Assertiveness: Turkey’s Policy Towards Cyprus, 1954-2001
Brendan O'Malley
Victims and Villains: the Influence of Foreign Military Interests and Ethnic Fighting on the Division of Cyprus
Claude Nicolet
Anglo-American Relations and the End of Colonialism in Cyprus
Vassilis K. Fouskas
US Foreign Policy in the Greater Middle East during the Cold War and the Position of Cyprus
William Mallinson
Cyprus between the EU and NATO: Abject Object of International Relations
Mehmet Ugur
EU Membership and the North-South Development Gap in Cyprus: A Proposal
Christopher Brewin
The Cyprus Question in EU-Turkey Relations
Andreas Theophanous
Cyprus, the European Union and the Search for a New Constitution
Heinz A. Richter
The Policy of Ankara towards Cyprus and the EU
Stelios Stavrides
The International Role of the Cypriot Parliament (Vouli ton Antiprosopon) and Cyprus’ Accession to the EU
Conclusion:
The Long Way Back by Vassilis K. Fouskas