Keridis, Dimitris and Dimitrios Triantaphyllou, Eds. | Dulles, VA: Brassey’s, 2001
Recently, Greek-Turkish relations have improved markedly. This improvement has been largely due to significant liberalization in each country’s domestic, foreign, and economic policy as Athens and Ankara respond to globalization and the demands of European integration. However, Greek-Turkish rivalry continues to be a considerable source of instability in Southeastern Europe. In the aftermath of NATO’s intervention in Kosovo, the importance of terminating Greek-Turkish antagonism has become increasingly clear, as war between these two pivotal states would further devastate the already destabilized region and jeopardize the very existence of NATO. Defying traditional approaches to Greek-Turkish relations, this volume offers a collection of essays integrating comparative politics, historical sociology, and other social sciences into the study of international relations. It addresses the two countries’ recent domestic developments, their disputes over the Aegean Sea, the Cyprus problem, and the West’s efforts to “Europeanize” the region.