Crisis Management in the Eastern Mediterranean (Implications for Policymakers)

Neophytos Loizides

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    This article examines Greek-Turkish crisis behaviour in the Eastern Mediterranean over the past two decades. Crises are first defined and classified, after which a number of common misperceptions are then addressed in light of recent experience. Three broad categories of foreign policy crises are analyzed: 1) those involving ethnically related minorities across the border; 2) those with 'alien' minorities within borders; and 3) those with third countries involving territories and resources. The article examines whether crises are simply elite-driven or partly endorsed and motivated by mass publics in both countries, and whether Greek-Turkish crisis behaviour reflects enduring ethnic rivalries, 'genuine' security interests, or domestic political needs and norms. The article draws upon the Greek-Turkish experience of the past two decades to illuminate contemporary dilemmas and issues which policymakers face in this region.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)39-57
    Number of pages19
    JournalEtudes Helléniques / Hellenic Studies
    Volume12 (1)
    Publication statusPublished - Mar 2004


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