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Greek Urban Warriors, Resistance & Terrorism 1967 - 2014

By Kiesling, John Brady

Athens: Lycabettus Press (New - will be sent to you direct from the publisher in Greece) U.S. diplomat John Brady Kiesling became a public figure in 2003 with his resignation letter to Colin Powell protesting the folly of U.S. Administration policy in Iraq. With a new MA in ancient history and archaeology at U.C. Berkeley, he joined the State Department in 1983. After service in Tel Aviv, Casablanca, Athens, Yerevan, and Washington, his final assignment was as chief of the Political Section at U.S. Embassy Athens from 2000-2003. He and his colleagues were watching closely when 17 November, the notorious terrorist group that murdered twenty-three people, including five of his U.S. mission colleagues, was rounded up in 2002. This book was begun in 2007 as a short handbook on Greek terrorism based on official accounts. It turned into a multi-year research project, an attempt to disentangle the lies and wishful thinking of Greek urban guerrillas and the people pursuing them. Fluent in ancient and modern Greek, Kiesling watched the 17N appeals trial, interviewed key participants, waded through masses of archival material, and used computer software and painstaking deduction to reconstruct the secret history of the Greek armed revolutionary movement.. 1st Greek Edition. Softcover. New Book from Greece.


The Competitiveness of the Greek Economy 2004 - 2008

By McDonald, Robert

Athens: Athens News, 2008. "The Competitiveness of the Greek Economy is the first comprehensive survey of efforts in the Greek public and private sectors to modernise. It draws on interviews with lawmakers, the executive and businesspeople to record their progress across a 20-year period in drafting and implementing laws that harmonise Greece with the rest of the EU and the globalised marketplace. When the survey was first published in 2004, Minister of Development Dimitris Sioufas had it distributed to the members of the newly formed National Council of Competitiveness and Development as required reading. This edition was updated with an Introduction to include developments in the first half of 2005. The aim of the survey is to appear in updated form once a year.The survey is broken into the following chapters: Legislation, Bureaucracy, Taxation, Corruption, Labour, Education, Liberalisation, Telecommunications, Energy and Privatisation. Robert McDonald is a freelance writer and broadcaster based in London who has specialised in Greek matters for 40 years. As well as a contributor to the weekly newspaper Athens News, he is the contributor for the Economist Intelligence Unit’s quarterly Country Report: Greece and the author of Kerkyra Publications’ quarterly Business File.". 1st Greek Ed.. Soft Cover. New Book from Greece.


The Politics of Nation-Building: Making Co-Nationals, Refugees, and Minorities
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The Politics of Nation-Building: Making Co-Nationals, Refugees, and Minorities

By Mylonas, Harris

Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2013. [Problems of International Politics Series] What drives a state's choice to assimilate, accommodate, or exclude ethnic groups within its territory? In this pathbreaking work on the international politics of nation-building, Harris Mylonas argues that a state's nation-building policies toward non-core groups - any aggregation of individuals perceived as an unassimilated ethnic group by the ruling elite of a state - are in?uenced by both its foreign policy goals and its relations with the external patrons of these groups. Through a detailed study of the Balkans, Mylonas shows that the way a state treats a non-core group within its own borders is determined largely by whether the state's foreign policy is revisionist or cleaves to the international status quo, and whether it is allied or in rivalry with that group's external patrons. Mylonas explores the effects of external involvement on the salience of cultural differences and the planning of nation-building policies. The Politics of Nation-Building injects international politics into the study of nation-building, building a bridge between international relations and the comparative politics of ethnicity and nationalism. This is the first book to explain systematically how the politics of ethnicity in the international arena determine which groups are assimilated, accommodated, or annihilated by their host states. . 1st.US Edition. New Book from Publisher.


Greece's New Geopolitics
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Greece's New Geopolitics

By Lesser, Ian; Larrabee, F. Stephen; Zanini, Michele

Santa Monica CA: Rand / Kokkalis Foundation, 2002. Greece has been profoundly affected by recent changes in the international environment, on its borders, and within the country itself. Many long-standing assumptions about Greek interests and Greece's role have fallen away and have been supplanted by new approaches. The country has become progressively more modern and more European, and its international policy has become more sophisticated. At the same time, the geopolitical scene has evolved in ways that present new challenges and new opportunities for Athens in its relations with Europe, the United States, and neighboring countries. Many of these challenges cross traditional regional boundaries and underscore Greece's potential to play a transregional role, lookingoutward from Europe to the Mediterranean, Eurasia, and the Middle East. This report explores the new geopolitical environment Greece faces, paying special attention to the implications for southeastern Europe and transatlantic relations; explores options for Greek strategy; and offers some new directions for policy in Greece and on both sides of the Atlantic. 113p. bibliography. 1st US Edition. Soft Cover. New.