In Search for a Comprehensive Security Architecture. Is NATO the Answer?

The fall of the Berlin Wall in November 1989 and the subsequent reunification of Germany were followed by the quick dissolution of the Warsaw Pact. Mikhail Gorbachev timely withdrew his support from the collapsing GDR. In June 1989, the former Soviet leader stated in Bonn, where he received a rapturous…

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Tips Meeting held at ISF Headquarters

T-learning to Improve Professional Skills for Inter-Cultural Dialogue Exploration Μeeting Report  An exploration meeting was held by our organization, the International Security Forum (ISF) at its headquarters in Lefkosia, Cyprus. The meeting took place on 15th of September 2009. A number of issues regarding the use of Tips course were…

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Turkey’s Foreign Policy Blindness

One of the key successes in foreign policy is local knowledge, particularly in areas a state hopes to work in, where they are engaged in war or which they are occupying. Even local knowledge over cultures within one’s own borders is essential if national policies are to be successful. But…

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Can Cyprus Overcome its Bloody History?

Written by Mr Chris Summers*   More British soldiers were killed during the "Cyprus emergency" in the 1950s than have died in Iraq or Afghanistan. So why has it been forgotten and what hope is there of reuniting the island?  On Remembrance Sunday, about 500 relatives and veterans watched as…

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