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New Book On Cyprus Conflict Released

Macmillan Publishing has released a new book on Cyprus conflict: Resolving the Cyprus Conflict, Negotiating History. While there are no shortages of books about the Cyprus Conflict, this book offers the best summary of the negotiations around, says publisher Macmillan.

At 85 USD the book is not cheap, but comes at a critical time for the partitioned island-state of Cyprus and for those associated with the conflict and attempts to resolve it. By placing the conflict in its historical, ideological, ethno-political and geostrategic context, the book extends beyond conventional realist approaches and lays bare those less visible dimensions that are often ignored by analysts and policy-makers alike. The book is of direct interest not only to experts and students but to all those engaged in the practice of conflict resolution.

Praise for the book has been high from diplomats and academics alike:

“In his vivid account of the Cyprus conflict, Michális Stavrou Michael provides us with the most articulate researched analysis of the Cyprus peace process during the last decades. Resolving the Cyprus Conflict is a reference for politicians, policy-makers, academics, journalists, NGOs, and students involved with the Cyprus problem.”-- Boutros Boutros-Ghali, United Nations Secretary-General (1992-1997)

“Michális Stavrou Michael’s book is a fine resource for any who seek an unbiased overview of efforts to reach a settlement of the Cyprus problem. With its rich historical detail, its meticulous narrative of the many phases of negotiation, and its cool, fair language, this is one of the most comprehensive accounts of the international rivalry and local mistakes that have kept the island divided.”--Gareth Evans, President, International Crisis Group (2000-09) and Foreign Minister of Australia (1988-96)

“This book offers the best summary of the Cyprus negotiations that I have come across. Michael’s description of attempts by third parties to help negotiate a solution to the Cyprus conflict--one that has defied the efforts of the world’s best diplomats over the past 40 years--is clear and detailed, without getting bogged down in extraneous material.”-- Benjamin Broome, Professor, Hugh Downs School of Human Communication, Arizona State University
About the Author(s)
Michális Stavrou Michael

Michális S. Michael is Research Fellow in the Centre for Dialogue at La Trobe University. His research interest involves the multidisciplinary interfacing of conflict resolution, intercultural/inter-religious dialogue, international relations and political sociology. Currently he heads two major projects, “Developing an Interfaith/Intercultural Network for Melbourne’s Northern Region” and “Dialogue Diaspora: Locating Diaspora in Conflict in Australia.” Recent publications include the co-edited books: Asia-Pacific Geopolitics: Cyprus in the Modern World (2005), Asia-Pacific Geopolitics: Hegemony versus Human Security (2007), Europe between Islam and the United States (2008), Civilizational Dialogue and World Order: The Other Politics of Cultures, Religions and Civilizations in International Relations (2009).

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