Resolving the Cyprus Conflict: Negotiating History

Resolving the Cyprus Conflict: Negotiating History

by M. Michael


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By placing the conflict in its historical, ideological, ethno-political and geostrategic context, the book extends beyond conventional realist approaches and lays bare those less visible dimensions that are often ignored by analysts and policy-makers alike.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780230620025
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan US
Publication date: 12/18/2009
Edition description: 2009
Pages: 292
Product dimensions: 5.70(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

MICHÁLIS S. MICHAELResearch Fellow in the Centre forDialogue atLa Trobe University, Australia.

Table of Contents

Introduction: The Cyprus Conflict PART I: IDENTIFYING THE SOURCES OF THE CONFLICT Colonialism, Modernity and Nationalism Transformation of the Conflict: Phases and Thresholds PART II: A PRISONER'S DILEMMA Enunciation of Positions: Greek and Turkish Cypriot Perspectives Defining the UN's Role: Mediation in Progress The Vienna Talks: Facilitative Approach The Quest for Federalism The Mediator Intervenes: Waldheim's Evaluation US Intervention Peripheral Issues: Varosha and 'Good Will' Measures Negotiation Impact Assessment: Adapting to the 'New Realities' PART III: FALTERING UN INVOLVEMENT Hardening of Dispositions: Allagi and Unilateralism Proximity Talks and the New York High-Level Meeting: Lessons Learned Challenging the President: Greek Cypriot Domestic Political Crisis Turkish Cypriot Opposition and the Politics of Population Pérez de Cuéllar's Draft Agreement Alternatives: International Conference and Beyond Davos and Greek-Turkish Rapprochement A Social Impact Statement PART IV:THE END OF AN ERA? Pérez de Cuéllar's Last Stand Boutros-Ghali's Set of Ideas: the Mediator Intervenes Confidence-Building Measures The Neglected Track PART V: TOWARDS ANNAN'S 'EUPOPEAN' SOLUTION Imminent Mutual Catastrophe: Russian Missiles and US Diplomacy Europeanization of the Conflict From the Bosporus to Brussels (via the Green Line) EU Impact on Inter- and Intra- Communal Political Space The Annan Plan Conclusion — 'And Bring all Cyprus Comfort' 3+1 Settlement Scenarios: Unitary, Federal or Two-State Solutions Beyond the Discourse: Contemplating Certain Lessons

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