Why did Greece block the Euro-Atlantic integration of the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia?: an analysis of Greek foreign policy behaviour shifts.
London School of Economics and Political Science, Hellenic Observatory, London, UK.
This essay analyses shifts in Greek foreign policy behaviour with regard
to the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia from the early 1990s to
the late 2000s, with a particular emphasis on the 2008 NATO Bucharest
Summit. In this paper, I attempt to provide an understanding of foreign
policy decisions that examines the interplay of all the international,
domestic and individual levels of analysis. Two parallel analyses take
place: first, a historical analysis, showing how international
threats/opportunities and domestic variables shape the strategic
adjustments of the Greek Foreign Policy Executives (FPE); secondly, an
intuitive analysis of the rationale behind the ‘Greek blocking’ based on
the role of ‘permeable’ perceptions of Greeks on security, (negotiating)
power and national interest.
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