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The foreign policy of the Republic of Cyprus, local, regional and international dimensions, edited by Zenonas Tziarras - electronic bk

This book examines the foreign policy of the Republic of Cyprus, particularly since 2004—the year of its accession to the European Union and of the failed Annan Plan V of the United Nations which aimed to solve the decades-old Cyprus Problem. Scholarly work about the politics and foreign policy of the Republic of Cyprus (RoC) has been almost entirely analyzed through the prism of the Cyprus Problem. This is not without justification since the Cyprus Problem is indeed central to the social, political, and economic life of Cyprus. However, Cyprus is located in a highly neuralgic area of historical and geopolitical importance that is, more often than not, characterized by rapid developments, instability, and insecurity. Therefore, the RoC’s politics and foreign policy go well beyond the confines of the Cyprus Problem, or so they should. Although the subject of the book is not international by definition, the book touches upon many regional and international dimensions that render it relevant for anyone who wants to better understand not just Cyprus but also the broader region and its importance for regional and international actors
Table Of Contents
Part 1: Historical Background, Concepts and Foreign Policy Drivers -- Chapter 1: Introduction: The Foreign Policy of the Republic of Cyprus. The Age of Maturity? -- Chapter 2: The Republic of Cyprus and its Foreign Policy: A Historical Overview, 1960-2004 -- Chapter 3: All the President’s Decisions: Foreign Policy in the Republic of Cyprus after 2004 -- Part 2: Between East and West – The International Orientation -- Chapter 4: Stuck in the Middle: Constructing Maturity and Restoring Balance in RoC-EU Relations -- Chapter 5: The Republic of Cyprus and the USA: A Revamped Relationship with key Limitations -- Chapter 6: Russia’s Place in the Foreign Policy of the Republic of Cyprus: Will ‘Pragmatic Idealism’ Survive in the 2020s? -- Part 3: A Newly-Discovered Identity in the Eastern Mediterranean? -- Chapter 7: Assessing Maturity in the RoC’s Eastern Mediterranean Foreign Policy -- Chapter 8: The Eastern Mediterranean Disputes in the RoC’s Foreign Policy: A Socio-Psychological Account -- Chapter 9: Towards a Foreign Policy Actor? Turkish Cypriot Perceptions of Cyprus in European Affairs and the Eastern Mediterranean -- Part 4: Foreign Policymaking, Institutional Capacities & Grand Strategic Concerns -- Chapter 10: International law and the Republic of Cyprus’ Foreign Policy -- Chapter 11: Gender Mainstreaming in the Foreign Policy of the Republic of Cyprus -- Chapter 12: The Republic of Cyprus in International and Regional Organisations: Towards a Mature Small State Status-Seeking Strategy? -- Chapter 13: Defence Diplomacy by the Republic of Cyprus: A Dynamic Policy in the Process of Maturation -- Chapter 14: Foreign Policy Maturity and Grand Strategy: The Way Forward for the Republic of Cyprus -- Index
Literary Form
non fiction
1st ed. 2022.
Includes index
Physical Description
1 online resource (381 pages)
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Form Of Item

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