Marco Barducci

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One winter not long ago I participated in a workshop for resolving the Israeli-Palestinian conflict held at a distinguished American university. Our workshop was squeezed between similar workshops dealing with the ‘Northern Ireland conflict’ and the ‘Cyprus conflict’. My frustration grew slowly

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Boyka Stefanova

Introduction The Cyprus conflict 1 is another problematic case for Europeanisation. The evolution of the EU’s involvement in its resolution is at odds with the historical reconciliation hypothesis on European integration. Against the evidence of Cyprus’s EU accession in 2004 as a divided country and the lack of progress in conflict resolution at the post-accession stage, no

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Lydia A. Nkansah

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in The Europeanisation of conflict resolution
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The breakdown of the long-established Cold War ideological framework has been widely understood as presenting a problem for journalists seeking shorthand explanations of new crises and conflicts, but no clear understanding has so far emerged of how the media have responded to this situation. Greg McLaughlin, for example, observes that in the 1990s the first potential

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