The Thucydides Trap: A Distorted Compass

ILIAS KOUSKOUVELIS Predicting the future is a very hazardous exercise in the social sciences field. Yet, often, academics, under the pressure of the moment, wander into uncharted waters. Their navigation then depends on their theoretical compass. The discussion about the possibility of a conflict between a leading world power and a rising one, presently the […]

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This is why Macedonia’s name matters! Thank you Mr Tajani! (the EU Parliament’s President)

by Ilias Kouskouvelis * The “Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia” (hereinafter FYROM) and Greece are in dispute over the former’s name, since the time of its independence (1992). FYROM insists on using its communist era name (“Macedonia”), while Greece reacts. It is obvious that Greece did not oppose the formation and does not oppose to […]

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“Reunification”: does this term apply to the Cyprus case?

By Nicholas A. Ioannides Introduction Following the fall of the Berlin Wall, the term “reunification” was utilised in order to describe the new state of affairs in Germany. Undoubtedly, the termination of the long-standing division of the country was a landmark for Europe and the international community as a whole for it coincided with the […]

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