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Greece and the Cold War
Front Line State, 1952-1967

ISBN 9780415512527
Published November 15, 2011 by Routledge
248 Pages

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Book Description

This is the first study to present a comprehensive analysis of Greek foreign and internal policy during the Cold War, covering the key period from the country’s accession to NATO in 1952 until the imposition of the colonels’ dictatorship in 1967.

Clearly divided into three parts: 1952-55, 1955-63 and 1963-67, this book deals with Greek foreign policy analysis; threat perception; the NATO connection (including Greek-US relations, the rise of anti-Americanism in 1955-58 and in 1964-67, the economic dimension of security and the issue of US military aid); Greek policy towards the Soviet bloc; and the regional dimension, mainly Greek policy towards Turkey and Yugoslavia, and (for the 1964-67 years) the Cyprus crisis which greatly complicated Greek security obligations.

This book will be of great interest to students of Greek politics, Balkans history, the Cold War and strategic studies.

Table of Contents

Introduction  Part 1. The Era of Regional Supremacy, 1952-1955  1. An Effort to Adjust to the Post-War World  2. A New Nato Member, 1952-1955  3. Achieving Regional Supremacy: The Tripartite Balkan Pacts  4. Greece and Peaceful Co-Existence  5. Disaster in 1955  Part 2. The Era of Functionalism, 1955-1963  6. The Search for a Long-Term Strategy  7. New Security Problems  8. Functionalism in Action  9. The Limits of Functionalism: Security and Detente  10. The Regional Aspect of Functionalism: Yugoslavia, Turkey and Cyprus  Part 3. The Era of Multiple Fronts, 1963-67  9. Facing New Challenges  12. Multiple Fronts  13. Maximalism and Dead-End: The Cyprus Entanglement  14. The Effort to Adjust Greece’s Eastern Policy.  Conclusion


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Evanthis Hatzivassiliou received his Ph.D. in International History from the London School of Economics and Political Science in 1992. He is associate professor of Contemporary History at the Department of History, University of Athens. He is the editor of the ‘Modern and Contemporary History’ series of Patakis Publications (Athens), a member of the Greek-Turkish Forum, and member of the Consultative Committee of the Foundation for Parliamentarianism and Democracy of the Greek Parliament. He has published six books.