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The course examines the Cyprus Question from the end of World War II to the rejection of the Annan Plan. Being one of the longer-standing current international issues, the Cyprus Question in its successive phases provides a rich framework for the study of important aspects of contemporary political and diplomatic history. Students are introduced to the inception of the Question – inextricably linked to the vicissitudes of the Eastern Question and the rise of nationalism in the Balkans and the Eastern Mediterranean. Then, the Question is examined as a conflict of rival nationalisms, as an international problem in the framework of the Cold War and the post-Cold War period, as a key issue of Greek foreign policy and Greek-Turkish relations, as well as a testing ground for various methods of ethnic and international conflict management and resolution.
Upon completing this course, students are expected to
• understand the relevance of global historical phenomena, e.g. imperialism and nationalism, with the inception and evolution of particular international issues, such as the Cyprus Question;
• understand the local ethnic as well the regional and international dimensions of the Cyprus Question;
• understand the processes of managing and resolving international conflicts in the Cold War and post-Cold War eras;
• basic knowledge of the principal phases of the Cyprus Question after World War II.