Continuity and change in Greek security perceptions and priorities in the post-cold war era

Akman, Emine
The objective of this study is to analyze Greek security policy in the Post-Cold War period with regard to emerging new security environment. The evolving EU and NATO have been remarkable initiatives for their member and candidate states. The study considers that Greek foreign policy is mostly defined within the EU framework. Moreover a set of threats and risks come to the security agenda of states with the effects of globalization. This study tries to analyze continuity and change in Greek security perceptions and priorities in the Post-Cold War period and examines whether or not Greece sees the EU as a security provider. It is concluded that the end of the cold war did not lead to a remarkable change in Greek security perception and priorities and Turkey is perceived to remain the main أchallangeؤ to Greek security. Thus, Greece actively tries to use the EU as a security provider vis-a-vis Turkey as the process of EU̕s deepening and enlargement gains impetus.


Changes and continuities in Israeli security policy
Civcik, Zeynep; Altunışık, Meliha; Department of International Relations (2004)
The objective of this thesis is to analyze the changes in Israeli security policy. The thesis consists of four main parts. In the first part, the factors influencing the formation of Israeli security policy such as history, religion, ideology and threat perceptions are examined. Israeli military doctrine and its offensive, defensive and deterrence strategies are identified as the most important subcomponents of the security policy. The following part analyzes the changes and continuities in Israeli threat p...
European defence industrial restructuring and consolidation in the post-cold war era : defence industrial base, international institutions and complementary actors/variables
Özer, Tuğçe; Bağcı, Hüseyin; Department of International Relations (2004)
This thesis analyzes the process of European Defence Industry's restructuring and consolidation process in accordance with the emerging Post-Cold War period transformation requirements. To achieve this aim it investigates the process in terms of the European Defence Industrial Base on the one hand and international level of convergence efforts on the other. It demonstrates drivers of change for the defence industry, namely;the narrowing budgets, changing relationship between state and defence industry, impo...
Evolution of european security and defense policy and its prospects
Mengi, Sezen; Kahraman, Sevilay; Department of European Studies (2007)
This study has focused on analyzing the evolution of ESDP and developments that took place to this date concerning the European Security and Defense Dimension. Since the end of World War II and beginning of Cold War, the security and defense issue of Europe will be explored in this thesis. Later the developments that took place after the diminishment of Warsaw Pact and end of Cold War will be traced. Also the changing relationship between the US and EU with the changing global international environment will...
The formation and consolidation of Pamiri ethnic identity in Tajikistan
Davlatshoev, Suhrobsho; Tokluoğlu, Ayşe Ceylan; Department of Eurasian Studies (2006)
The aim of this study is to examine the formation and consolidation of the Pamiri people in Tajikistan. The research focuses on two topics. The first is to compare the primordialist and constructionist schools over the question of the features individuating ethnic groups. The formation of Pamiri ethnic identity during the Soviet rule was selected as a case study of this thesis. The second topic of this study is to examine the formation of Pamiri ethnic identity and the factors that contributed for its conso...
NATO's Partnership for Peace (PfP) and Regional Security in Central Asia
Toktogulov, Beishenbek; Tanrısever, Oktay Fırat; Department of International Relations (2007)
This thesis aims to discuss NATO’s Partnership for Peace (PfP) program in Central Asia in terms of its role in promoting regional security. It focuses on the evolution of the cooperation between NATO and its Central Asian partners within the framework of the NATO’s PfP program, as well as the Alliance’s vision of security in Central Asia. The thesis argues that although NATO is active in Central Asia with its PfP programs, its engagement with the Central Asian states is mainly motivated by its own global se...
Citation Formats
E. Akman, “Continuity and change in Greek security perceptions and priorities in the post-cold war era,” M.S. - Master of Science, Middle East Technical University, 2005.