ETHNIC vs. CIVIC NATIONALISM IN BIETHNIC AND MULTIETHNIC STATES (by Jerry Z. Muller). The promise of social science is that it can provide useful guidance based upon comparison. Social science attempts to derive valid generalizations from a variety of cases, and based upon those generalizations, to create classifications that are supposed to be useful. Social science proceeds by trying to then fit MORE

NATO AND AFGHANISTAN: DÉJÀ VU ALL OVER AGAIN? (by James Sperling). The invocation of Article V in the wake of the 11 September 2001 terrorist attacks on New York and the Pentagon underscored NATO’s continuing viability and vitality as a collective defense organization. Although the Bush administration solicited, welcomed and catalogued the political and material MORE


WHAT NEXT FOR CYPRUS? (by Andreas Theophanous). Despite years of intercommunal negotiations and repeated efforts by the international community the Cyprus problem remains unresolved. Certainly the overwhelming presence of Turkey as well as Ankara’s objectives have been and continue to be the most important factor shaping MORE


THE WHYS OF U.S. ECONOMIC RECOVERY POLICY (by Monroe Newman). Practitioners and students of economic life worldwide can no longer overlook the importance of the institutional foundations which enable their activities. The legal and credit institutions on which they rely to assure that property and contract rights are enforced and that claims on resources can be exchanged MORE


EUROPE, NUCLEAR DISARMAMENT AND NON-PROLIFERATION: WHAT NEXT? (by Nadia Alexandrova-Arbatova). Generally speaking, Europe, in its pure European dimension – European Union, could survive and retain its international position as an influential economic and political center of power without nuclear weapons. The European Union has taken steps to become a more effective and coherent actor in the policy MORE


THREE CRISES: A CHANCE TO REBUILD A BROKEN WORLD? (by Michalis Firillas). There is an air of urgency and tension around the world that suggests something dramatic is happening. Indeed, the international economic crisis appears to have rattled the happy go-lucky “sharing” of globalization and the World Bank is warning that protectionist barriers are on the rise; new powers MORE


THE EU’S IMPACT ON THE CYPRUS CONFLICT: CATALYST FOR REUNIFICATION OR FOR PARTITION OF THE ISLAND? (by Elena Baracani). The Cyprus conflict is an old and complex problem with several dimensions. It has essentially developed on three main levels: the local level of the two communities or ethnic groups, the regional level with the involvement of Turkey and Greece and the international level with the involvement of several MORE


WHAT IS BEHIND TURKEY’S ANTAGONISM TOWARD ISRAEL? (By Anat Lpidot-Firilla). There are many different theories about Turkey’s increasingly harsh criticism of Israel and its treatment of the Palestinians. Some have suggested that the hostility is grounded in the internal struggle between Turkey’s secular military and the country’s Islamist ruling party. By this logic, Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s attacks on MORE


THE CYPRUS CENTER FOR EUROPEAN AND INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS HELD ITS ANNUAL DINNER. On March 18, the Cyprus Center for European and International Affairs held its Annual Dinner at the Holiday Inn Hotel in Nicosia. The guest of honour Jerry Z. Muller, Professor of History at the Department of History of the Catholic University of America, presented his keynote address entitled Ethnic vs. Civic Nationalism in Biethnic and Multiethnic States MORE


FORTHCOMING EVENT. Conference on Neutrality and European Security Governance during and after the Cold War (Monday, April 6, 2009 and Tuesday, April 7, 2009) MORE


FORTHCOMING EVENT. Book Presentation, International aggression and violations of human rights: The case of Turkey in Cyprus (Friday, April 10 2009) MORE