New book on EU Enlargement and the Eastern Mediterranean



EU Enlargement and New Security Challenges in the Eastern Mediterranean,

edited by S. Victor Papacosma, Andreas Theophanous, James Sperling, Nicosia,

Intercollege Press, 2004 (252 pages)


The Eastern Mediterranean, into which the EU has further expanded through

the accession of Cyprus, is one of the geostrategically most important

regions on the globe.  The EU enlargement into this area will have political

as well as security ramifications for the broader region.


The book “EU Enlargement and New Security Challenges in the Eastern

Mediterranean” is the product of an international conference organized by

the Research and Development Center – Intercollege in collaboration with

the Lyman L. Lemnitzer Center for NATO and EU Studies

(Kent state University) on 16 – 17 May, 2003. Eighteen academics,

diplomats and analysts have contributed to the book with their conference

presentations or with specially written articles, treating various parameters

of the issues resulting from the recent enlargement of the EU and the

geostrategic, political, economic and social developments that have

taken place in Europe and the Eastern Mediterranean. Among the topics being

analyzed are the EU’s efforts to build a common foreign and security policy,

the future of the Transatlantic Alliance, and prospects for regional

security and cooperation in the Eastern Mediterranean.



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